Film

Lawrence of Arabia

Part of Modern Cinema

Sunday, February 18, 2018
1 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Tickets

$5 Early-bird pricing for SFMOMA and SFFILM members (with promo code) until January 31.

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David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia, 1962 (still); photo: courtesy Sony Pictures

“It’s impossible to separate cinematographer Freddie Young’s exquisite visual flair from the crux of this heroic study of T.E. Lawrence (played by Peter O’Toole)—both rely on mirages. For Academy Award–winning Young, this is a magnificent study of a monumental desert, radiating great waves of pitiless heat. For director David Lean and writer Robert Bolt, their historical protagonist has forsaken his identity as writer and diplomat to become a desert warrior camel-cavorting through the dunes of destiny, another kind of mirage.”
— Steve Seid, BAMPFA


Film Details

Country: USA/UK
Language: English
Year: 1962
Running time: 222 min
Format: DCP (4K restoration)
Director: David Lean
Screenwriters: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Cinematographer: Freddie Young
Editor: Anne V. Coates
Source: Swank Motion Pictures


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