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Great Expectations


Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. David Lean. 1946, 118 mins. 35mm. With John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness. Guy Green became the first British cinematographer to win an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his unforgettable visualization of Charles Dickens’s masterpiece about the unsentimental education of Pip, an orphan making his way through early nineteenth-century England. With its graveyards, knotted tree branches, and Martita Hunt’s iconic, cobwebbed Miss Havisham, David Lean’s adaptation remains the most tactile—and the best—rendition of this oft-told tale.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $7 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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