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Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm at Loft Cinema

Aug 01, 2017 12:01AM

The Loft Cinema will present Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm, at noon, on August 27. One of the screen’s grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true-life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks.

Huge, gorgeous and dramatically gripping, Lawrence of Arabia is as close to perfect as epic cinema can get and was made to be seen on the big screen in 70mm. With a greater aspect ratio and higher resolution than 35mm film, 70mm is sharper, richer and more immersive—the ultimate in film projection.

In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads 50 of Feisal’s men in a tortured three-week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish-held port of Aqaba. Following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence’s triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers. Director David Lean’s career masterpiece, lensed to sweeping perfection by Freddie Young and set to Maurice Jarre’s majestic score, won seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture), cemented Peter O’Toole as one of Hollywood’s favorite leading men, and features a stellar cast including Claude Rains, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif.

Location: 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. For more information, call 520-795-7777, email [email protected] or visit LoftCinema.org. See ad, page 22.

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