Ben-Hur

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
, Dryden Theatre
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    Ben-Hur (1959)

(William Wyler, US 1959, 212 min., 35mm)

Academy Awards at 90. Eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, went to this sword-and-sandal epic. Charlton Heston is larger-than-life as a Jewish patrician driven into servitude by the ambitious Roman Tribune Messala (Stephen Boyd). Follow Ben-Hur from galley slave to Roman glory and, finally, spiritual redemption. Ben-Hur marked the high point of Hollywood’s big response to television’s small-screen challenge in the 1950s, with its widescreen visuals, massive sets, stunning action sequences, and, most importantly, the consummate artistry of director William Wyler. 

Event Details

Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Dryden Theatre
Series:
$7 members
$10 nonmembers
$5 students with ID

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