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Restoration Tuesdays: War and Peace

Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (147 min w/ brief intermission)
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 (98 min)
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 (81 min)
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 (96 min)
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

At 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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