One of the screen's grandest epics, Lawrence of Arabia recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young 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. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal's men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. And 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.
Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken - David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean’s Director’s Cut. It is this version that has been lovingly digitally restored in 4K clarity, screened here its original roadshow format, with an overture, intermission, entr’acte and exit music.
2019 sees MAC host a season of film across the year dedicated to screening cinematic classics in remastered 4K digital prints, offering stunning picture clarity and a chance to see well known features in a completely new light. And what better way to begin than with two true masterpieces of cinema - Lawrence of Arabia and Gone With The Wind - complete with intermission, overture and exit music as they were screened on their original release.
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