Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Ben-Hur (1959) Directed by William Wyler
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
In Roman-held Jerusalem, Prince Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) finds himself betrayed by his best friend. So begins a quest for revenge across a vast and spectacular Roman Empire, from shipboard slavery to victory in the arena. Ben-Hur is a prime example of the midcentury Hollywood “Toga Epic,” featuring extravagant production values, thrills & chills, and weighty moral messaging. Showpiece sequences like the famous chariot race remain thrilling. With its wide range of Mediterranean characters and locales, this film also offers a view of how Americans imagined this region in the wake of the Suez Crisis and the depths of the Cold War. Introduced by Colin Shelton (UC Department of Classics).
Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies
Free with $5 suggested donation.