Lawrence of Arabia
Dir. David Lean. 1962, 216 mins..
Restored 70mm print. With Peter O’ Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. The apex of David Lean’s magnificent career was this unparalleled spectacle, which won seven Oscars, including Best Picture. O’Toole rocketed to stardom as real-life adventurer T. E. Lawrence, a former British officer whose expedition to Cairo in 1916 leads him to side with the Arabs against the Turks, eventually organizing his own guerrilla army. The widescreen desert vistas are overwhelming; this is one of cinema’s most transporting experiences.
Free with Museum admission.