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Restoration Tuesdays: War and Peace

Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky
Tue, Sept 3 / 1 pm & 7 pm
Tue, Sept 17 / 1 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Sept 29 / 12 pm
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Part II: Natasha Rostova
Tue, Sept 3 / 4 pm & 9:30 pm
Tue, Sept 17 / 4 pm & 9:30 pm
Sun, Sept 29 / 3 pm
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Part III: The Year 1812
Tue, Sept 10 / 1 pm & 7 pm
Tue, Sept 24 / 1 pm & 7 pm
Sun, Sept 29 / 6 pm
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Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov
Tue, Sept 10 / 4 pm & 9:30 pm
Tue, Sept 24 / 4 pm & 9:30 pm
Sun, Sept 29 / 8:30 pm
Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk
1966, Soviet Union, 422 min (in 4 parts)
Russian with English subtitles
New 2K Restoration

All the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, Ukrainian director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, War and Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking.

Restoration Tuesdays: our new ongoing series of newly restored films is generously sponsored by IATSE 856. All admissions to these screenings is $5. 

Reviews

If any film deserves to be seen on a big screen, it’s this ... There is no substitute for that.
- Curtis Tsui, Criterion
War and Peace is the definitive epic of all time. It is hard to imagine that circumstances will ever again combine to make a more spectacular, expensive, and - yes - splendid movie.
– Roger Ebert
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Fri 23

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Fri 23

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
Fri 23

2019 WFG Summer Teen Filmmaking Camp

Session 2: Mon Aug 12 to Fri Aug 23 (10 AM to 3 PM) | WFG Media Lab & WFG Black Lodge
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Wed, Aug 21 / 7 pm
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Meeting Gorbachev

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