1962. UK/USA. Dir: David Lean. With Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness. 222 min.
When a British army officer is sent to assess the capabilities of an Arab insurgency the United Kingdom is supporting, he defies his orders and joins their struggle for independence. is influential epic bases itself not on the spectacle of violence, but on an intricate portrait of an eccentric man caught up in some- thing far larger than himself.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free