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The Lensic is partnering with the Academy Film Archive to present films in 35mm prints. This new, 35mm Archival Film Series will continue through 2014.
In this 1962 film, an inordinately complex man, Thomas Edward Lawrence, who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, blazes his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then seeks anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name.
The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in Dorset at the age of 46, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks.
Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.