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With the unfortunate passing of Peter O’Toole (1932-2013), it’s only natural to reflect on his career with the film that made him a star and widely considered the best in his body of work spanning over 50 years. Required viewing for any serious film buff, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA generated a legacy still felt today, utilizing the epic visual scope that film is capable of while being centered around an intelligent story. In a widely acclaimed performance, O’Toole plays T. E. Lawrence, a British Army officer during World War I who befriends the Arabic tribes in an effort to destabilize the Ottoman Empire. Fighting alongside them he gains their trust and comes to sympathize with their desire for self governorship. But shifting alliances, political cynicism and the effect of war on the soul all make Lawrence’s idealism begin to crumble.

7pm // Brattle Theatre // $ome cost

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