The Bridge on the River Kwai

David Lean’s 1957 CinemaScope classic earned seven Oscars. Alec Guinness creates an indelible portrait of a British officer whose obsession with martial order leads him to unwittingly help his Japanese captors in a World War II prison camp. No one who sees it can forget the famous whistling march or Guinness’ “What have I done?” moment of realization. William Holden, Jack Hawkins, and Sessue Hayakawa co-star. They don’t make movies much better than this. A freshly restored version of the film will be screened in 4K digital projection. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Sept. 10, 7 p.m.; Sept. 11-12, 3:30 & 7 p.m., 2010

 
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