On Friday, July 20, Cinestudio opens a weeklong run of a restored print of one of the greatest and most visually stunning movies ever made.
“Lawrence of Arabia” stars Peter O’Toole as the titular T.E. Lawrence, who is sent to Arabia during World War I to broker a peace among Bedouin tribes and mobilize them to fight the Turks.
David Lean’s 1962 film, which runs 3-½ hours, won seven Oscars, for best picture, director, color cinematography, art direction, sound, film editing and score.
It also stars Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jose Ferrer, Claude Rains and Omar Sharif, who enjoyed one of the most memorable character entrances in movie history, storming through the barren desert on a camel, dressed all in black, very angry and very handsome.
The film will be shown July 20 to 26 at 7 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, at the theater at 300 Summit St., on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford. Admission is $10, students and seniors $8, Friends of Cinestudio $7. cinestudio.org.