It's now been 50 years since "Lawrence of Arabia" hit the movie theaters, and its only fitting that this cinematic classic get its due with the release of a new digitally restored print.
The screening of the film will take place on Oct. 4 when distributor NCM Fathom screens the film at nine cinema houses in the Sacramento region (participating theaters, below).
Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1962, "Lawrence of Arabia" is considered the greatest achievement in the career of legendary director David Lean... as well as the film that put actor Peter O'Toole on the map.
The film is a cinematic adaptation of the life of T.E. Lawrence, an idealistic British officer in WWI who is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal, an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks.
In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads 50 of Feisal's men in a tortured three-week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish-held port of Aqaba. After many successes Lawrence earns god-like status among his Arab brothers.
The special screening event includes an introduction from "Lawrence of Arabia" star and Omar Sharif and the screen appearance of director Martin Scorsese who will discuss the overarching themes of "Lawrence of Arabia," and its influence on other iconic films.
Lawrence of Arabia
WHEN: Oct. 4 - shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sacramento Downtown Plaza
Sacramento Stadium 14
Sacramento Greenback Lane 16
El Dorado Stadium Hills 14