Jun 292012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the U.S.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

David Lean’s epic biography of adventurer T.E. Lawrence, based upon Lawrence’s book “Seven Pillars of Wisdom,” was shot in exotic locations in Jordan, Morocco and Spain in 65mm (nearly two times as wide as standard 35mm film stock), and printed and presented in Super Panavision 70. The screening is part of the Academy’s summer-long celebration of the large format theatrical experience at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

“Lawrence of Arabia” earned a total of 10 Academy Award® nominations and won seven awards. In addition to the Best Picture award, it received Oscars® for Color Art Direction (John Box, John Stoll; Set Decoration: Dario Simoni), Color Cinematography (Fred A. Young), Directing (Lean), Film Editing (Anne Coates), Music – Music Score, substantially original (Maurice Jarre), Sound (Shepperton Studio Sound Department, John Cox, sound director), and nominations for Best Actor (Peter O’Toole), Actor in a Supporting Role (Sharif), and Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson).

Tickets for “Lawrence of Arabia” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased starting July 2 online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.