Film Series featuring Lawrence of Arabia-SJ
This year marks the 100th year commemoration of the First World War. This 10-week film series will explore the ways in which WWI has been presented in film.
Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic biographical adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. The film stars Peter O’Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won seven in total.
The film depicts Lawrence’s experiences in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council. Its themes include Lawrence’s emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his own identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army and his newfound comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.
Building: K.C. Irving Hall
Room Number: 107