Thu, Oct 3 at 12:45 and 7:30 pm
Dir. David Lean, UK, 1962/2012, 227 min., NR, DCP, 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration
Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30pm: Introduction from Christopher Nold, film and media specialist for Vanderbilty University's school of medicine and coordinator of the Faculty Led interactive Cinematic eXplorations (FLiCX) program.
With cutting-edge technology and expertise from Sony Colorworks, Prasad Film and Chase Audio, Sony’s restoration team has recently completed a three-year effort to fully restore LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in time for its 50th anniversary. A restored 65mm original negative formed the basis of a 1988 reconstruction that has since been meticulously inspected, scanned (at 8K!), and repaired using new tools unavailable at the time. The result is a stunning 4K restoration of this sweeping historical epic, one of the most beautiful films of all time. (Read more about the restoration here.)
“No studio today would make a film like LAWRENCE OF ARABIA — 227 minutes long, featuring a cast of hundreds riding camels through the desert, shot on location (there were no computer graphics in 1962). Yet Sony Pictures’ new 50th anniversary restoration … seems fresh and modern, in its political themes and its stunning visual clarity.” – Fred Kaplan, New York Times