The 50th New York Film Festival
Lawrence of Arabia
David Lean, 1962
Format: DCP | 242 minutes
Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films of all time—and, for many contemporary filmmakers, the chief inspiration for wanting to become a director—Lawrence of Arabia has now been returned to the peak of its visual magnificence in this staggering 8K restoration. Arguably the ultimate in epic cinema, David Lean’s masterpiece is indisputably one of those films that demands to be seen on the largest of screens in the best possible version, which is what Sony has wrought after more than a year of fastidious labor. Debuted to wide acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this immaculate restoration delivers the full brilliance of the images fashioned across the landscapes of Jordan, Morocco and Spain by Lean and cinematographer Freddie Young, in a work of historical and biographical cinema that has often been emulated but never equaled. A must for big-screen fanatics. A Sony Pictures Repertory release.
Series: NYFF50: Masterworks
Venue: Alice Tully Hall
Showtimes: September 30th, 2012, 11AM