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War and Peace: Chapter I, Andrei Bolkonsky

Willard Straight Theatre
Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM (ET)

A virtually unlimited budget, featuring authentic props and costumes
borrowed from Russia’s great museums, and thousands of extras from the
Soviet army, Sergei Bondarchuk’s adaptation of War and Peace is
unlike any movie either before or since! At the height of the Cold War,
the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with
a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring
adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three
souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince
Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of
the Napoleonic Wars. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, War and Peace succeeded
wildly, garnering the 1969 Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language
Film; its rococo beauty and breathtaking battles overwhelm with their
expressionistic power. The true budget of the film is unknowable
(estimates peg the film at over $700 million, adjusted for inflation)
but it's the blinding vision of Bondarchuk’s adaptation that truly
stands out.

“You are never, ever, going to see anything to equal it.” (Roger Ebert)

Screening in four bingeworthy parts! Catch all four on Sunday, November 3

Each part is a separate admission, but an All-Access Pass grants free admission to them all!

War and Peace: Chapter I, Andrei Bolkonsky (147 min)

Sun Oct 20 @ 7:00 • Sun Nov 3 @ 1:45

War and Peace: Chapter II, Natasha Rostova (98 min)
Sun Oct 27 @ 7:00 • Sun Nov 3 @ 4:30

War and Peace: Chapter III, The Year 1812 (81 min)
Sun Nov 3 @ 7:00

War and Peace: Chapter IV, Pierre Bezukhov (96 min)
Sun Nov 3 @ 8:30 • Wed Nov 6 @ 4:30

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