Sunday, April 2, 2017
Where: The Paramount Theater
Cost: $7.00 ADULT $5.00 YOUTH (12 & UNDER)
3 hours, 36 minutes
This screening will be in 4K for incredible picture quality!
Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. Torn between his loyalty to Britain and his newfound camaraderie with the desert tribes of Arabia, Lawrence struggles to accept the inherent violence and of the war in which he plays a role. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert against the orders of his superior officer.
Lawrence of Arabia was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry as a culturally significant film in 1991, and won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Peter O’Toole.
Did You Know?
Almost all movement in the film goes from left to right. David Lean said he did this to emphasize that the film was a journey.
Peter O’Toole claimed that he never viewed the completed film until nearly two decades after its original release, by which time he was highly impressed.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in the 1970s, Peter O’Toole was describing just how long the movie took to make by referring to the scene when E. Lawrence and Gen. Allenby, after their meeting, continue talking while walking down a staircase. According to O’Toole, part of the scene had to be reshot much later, “so in the final print, when I get to the bottom of the stairs, I’m a year older than I was when I started walking down them.”