Cinema Retro has received the following press announcement:
The American Cinematheque debuts a brand new print of
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) this month and has exclusive rights to exhibit the
Best Picture Academy Award Winner in the Los Angeles region. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
is one of the all-time favorites of American Cinematheque audiences and has
been shown several times a year since the organization re-opened the Egyptian
Theatre in December 1998. The first of exclusive engagement will take place
December 15-30, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre.
"When we completed the digital restoration of
Lawrence of Arabia in 2012, we also wanted to preserve on film all the hard
work that went into the image restoration. So, we produced a new 65mm negative
primarily for preservation purposes. In the intervening time, renewed interest
in 70mm print exhibition has generated many requests for new 70mm prints of
Lawrence and we decided that this would be a good time to honor those requests.
The new 70mm prints are really meant for those audiences who truly appreciate
the art and technology of film production and exhibition, explains Grover
Crisp, Executive Vice President, Asset Management, Film Restoration &
Digital Mastering, Sony Studios.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA received 9 Oscar® nominations and was
the winner of 7 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture (Sam Spiegel,
producer), Best Director (David Lean), Best Cinematography (Fred A. Young),
Best Editing (Anne Coates), Best Score (Maurice Jarre), Best Art Direction
(John Box, John Stahl & Set Decoration, Dario Simoni) and Best Sound (Shepperton
Studio Sound Department, John Cox, Sound Director).
Grover Crisp, , Executive Vice President, Asset
Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering, Sony Studios, will
introduce the December 15th show and author/film historian Jeremy Arnold will
introduce the December 17 & 30 shows.