Saturday, June 15

Special Engagements Archive

War and Peace: Part 2


Friday, June 14 – Monday, June 17

1966 • dir Sergei Bondarchuk w/Sergei Bondarchuk, Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov • 422 min • DCP

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. Employing a literal cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, WAR AND PEACE succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking. – Janus Films

Presented in 4 parts for your viewing convenience:

War and Peace: Part 1 • 147 min • Fri at 8:00pm; Sat & Sun at 11:00am; Mon at 1:00pm
War and Peace: Part 2 • 98 min • Sat at 2:00, 8:00; Sun at 2:00pm; Mon at 4:00pm
War and Peace: Part 3 • 82 min • Sat at 4:00pm; Sun at 4:00, 8:00; Mon at 6:00pm
War and Peace: Part 4 • 96 min • Sat & Sun at 6:00pm; Mon at 8:00pm

“Considering its cost and the vast effort that went into its making, such a film can be made only once in our time. The wonder, indeed, is that it was made at all.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Exhaustive, spectacular, often dazzling in its ambition and faithfulness to Tolstoy, the movie is still regarded as one of the wonders of epic cinema.”
– John Hartl, Seattle Times

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Saturday 6/15
at 2:00, 8:00 PM
Sunday 6/16
at 2:00 PM
Monday 6/17
at 4:00 PM

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