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PETER O’TOOLE IS IN FULL CONTROL — AND TOTALLY OFF THE RAILS

July at the Trylon

Emerging young Shakespearean stage actor O’Toole shot to film stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence. His riveting blue eyes, languid voice and physical magnetism were key to his appeal. Excessive drinking and stomach cancer nearly killed him in the 1970s, but he returned with gusto in the early 1980s. This five-film series showcases the distinctly unhinged side of his blazing talent.

THE LION IN WINTER

(1968, DCP, 134m) dir Anthony Harvey w/Peter O’Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton. When King Henry II (O’Toole) agrees to let his conspiratorial, imprisoned wife, Eleanor (Hepburn), out for a Christmas visit, the struggle among their three thoroughly dislikeable sons for the crown begins. O’Toole does virtuoso work as the bullying, conceited, bruised monarch. […]


Showings: Jul. 2 3:00, Jul. 3 7:00, Jul. 4 7:00

THE RULING CLASS

(1972, DCP, 154m) dir Peter Medak w/Peter O’Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews. Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney (O’Toole), believes himself to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. When his father dies, he’s set to enter the House of Lords. But his family won’t be having any of that. The Ruling Class […]


Showings: Jul. 9 3:00, Jul. 10 7:00, Jul. 11 7:00

MURPHY’S WAR

(1971, DCP, 107m) dir Peter Yates w/Peter O’Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Jansen. A Nazi submarine sinks a British battleship, killing all of the crew except for Murphy (O’Toole) — who fixates on doing whatever it takes to kill every one of those damned bastards. O’Toole gives a euphoric performance as the nautical monomaniac. […]


Showings: Jul. 16 3:00, Jul. 17 7:00, 9:15, Jul. 18 7:00, 9:15

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

(1962, DCP, 226m) dir David Lean w/Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn. Lean’s pièce de résistance is a wonder. The massive production, shot in Jordan, Morocco, Spain, and England, took two years to complete and, thanks to O’Toole, yielded an indelible portrait of the complex, charismatic T. E. Lawrence. SUN 3:00 MON/TUE 7:00


Showings: Jul. 23 3:00, Jul. 24 7:00, Jul. 25 7:00

THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS

(1967, 35mm, 148m) dir Anatole Litvak w/Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasance. When a gruesome murder is committed, the suspects are three Nazi generals (O’Toole, Pleasance, and Charles Gray). A German intelligence officer (Sharif) refuses to let the matter drop. Archival 35mm Print! Read about this hidden gem and how O’Toole and his […]


Showings: Jul. 30 3:00, Jul. 31 7:00, Aug. 1 7:00

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