Cinequest and Sony present iconic films like they've never been seen before!
TAXI DRIVER, DR. STRANGELOVE, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Cinequest is thrilled to partner with Sony to offer audiences and artists a leading-edge movie experience through a spectacular showcase of the 4K technologies that are reshaping the world of moviegoing.
Resolution and contrast work hand-in-hand to give film lovers rich, stunning images and to present movies in an entirely new way. Additional excitement around 4K stems from the opportunities provided to both independent as well as studio film artists. In Cinequest’s salute to 4K, audiences will get breathtaking opportunities to see three maverick masterpieces restored to splendor beyond the best theatrical experiences available when the films were released: Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, and David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia.
Additionally, visiting artists and technologists will get an insider’s look at the opportunities available for creating the best possible movies and television on all budgets – don’t miss the Sony Artist & Innovator Forums.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
SUNDAY, MARCH 3; 1:15 P.M. (CAMERA 12 CINEMAS) | Purchase Tickets >
Winner of seven Academy Awards, the big screen is the only way to see one of the cinema’s grandest epics, starring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif!
David Lean’s monumental film recounts the true-life experiences of T. E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (O’Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty men in a torturous three-week crossing of the desert to attack the port of Aqaba. And following his successful raids, Lawrence’s triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status.
Lean’s masterpiece from 1962, stands not only as one of the great films in the Columbia Pictures library, but also one of the greatest films ever made. In preparation for its 50th anniversary release on Blu-ray Disc and in theaters, the film has undergone an extensive, fully 4K digital restoration.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6; 7:15 P.M. (CAMERA 12 CINEMAS) | Purchase Tickets >
Considered among the best films of all time, Martin Scorsese’s gritty masterpiece stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks, and Cybill Shepherd.
An alienated and quiet loner, taxi driver Travis Bickle (De Niro) works the night shift in Manhattan. After failing to land a date with Betsy (Shepherd), a beautiful campaign aide for presidential candidate Palentine (Leonard Harris), an encounter with a 12-year-old prostitute, Iris (Foster), and her pimp, Sport (Keitel), convinces Travis that the world is a rotten place. And as his frustration mounts, he assembles a cache of guns and then learns how to use them…with deadly accuracy.
Taxi Driver was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Score.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary release on Blu-ray Disc and in theaters, the film has undergone an extensive 4K digital restoration from the original camera negative.
Through a series of military and political accidents, a pair of psychotic senior military officers hatch an ingenious, foolproof, and irrevocable plan to unleash a wing of B52 bombers and their nuclear payloads on strategic targets inside Russia. And when the brains behind the scheme, Dr. Strangelove, a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist with bizarre ideas about man’s future, accidentally activates the bombing mission, the President of the United States is unable to stop it.
Through over-printing and damage created at the time of initial release, the negative of Stanley Kubrick’s cold-war black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb was destroyed at the laboratory over forty years ago. Now see the film as it was meant to be seen….even better as brilliantly restored in 4K!