Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cleopatra Returns... Restored, Uncut and in 70mm Glory

From our friends at AFI Silver Theatre...

4K Digital Restoration; Restored, Uncut, Roadshow Version!
Saturday, August 17, 2:00 PM; Sunday, August 18, 6:45 PM

Recently premiered in the Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival, this newly restored version of Joseph Mankiewicz’s infamous epic spectacular CLEOPATRA, in the original, uncut full-length format, is a wonder to behold. Restoring more than 40 minutes of deleted scenes, the chronicle of nearly twenty years in the life of Egypt’s cunning queen, iconically embodied by Elizabeth Taylor, is now richer, fuller and more resonant, with the shape of her story arc falling more elegantly into two parts: Cleopatra and Julius Caesar (Oscar-nominated Rex Harrison), and Cleopatra and Mark Antony (Richard Burton). Winner of four Oscars, for cinematography, art direction, costumes and special effects.  DIR/SCR Joseph L. Mankiewicz; SCR Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman; PROD Walter Wanger. UK/US/Switzerland, 1963, color, 258 min incl. 15-min intermission. NOT RATED

See Cleopatra (part of 70mm Spectacular, Part 2) exclusively at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, this Saturday at 2:00 PM and Sunday night at 6:45. Click here for tickets.