THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
1993, Sony Repertory, 134 min, UK, Dir: James Ivory

Anthony Hopkins is inimitable in his Oscar-nominated performance as James Stevens, the resolutely faithful head butler at a country estate in post-World War II Britain. When rule-bucking housekeeper Miss Kenton (an excellent Emma Thompson, also Oscar-nominated) arrives as the new staff member, Stevens’ world is quietly but irrevocably upended by her professions of love for him - and by the suspicions he stifles that his employer may have had ties to the Nazi party. Nominated for an additional six Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. Based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.


GLORY
1989, Sony Repertory, 122 min, USA, Dir: Edward Zwick

In this epic Civil War drama, Matthew Broderick plays Col. Robert Shaw, a Boston abolitionist chosen to lead the Union Army’s first all-black regiment, the Massachusetts 54th. In spite of Confederate threats to execute all captured black soldiers and their commanding officers, the ranks of the 54th swell with volunteers, including gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington). Though the Union treats them as second-class soldiers, the regiment becomes a fighting force, leading the charge on Charleston’s Fort Wagner. The 54th’s courage during that exceptionally bloody battle helped turn the tide of the war, bringing legions of black recruits to the Union cause. Winner of three Academy Awards®, including Best Supporting Actor for Washington. Screenplay by Kevin Jarre. “The magic of GLORY comes from the film itself. It speaks of heroism writ large, from people whom history had made small.” - Entertainment Weekly.


LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
1962, Sony Repertory, 216 min, UK / USA, Dir: David Lean

This sweeping epic of Arab infighting and British colonialism won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Director David Lean's masterpiece, lensed to perfection by Freddie Young and set to Maurice Jarre's majestic score, is based on the daring campaigns of real-life British military figure T.E. Lawrence during WWI. The amazing cast includes Peter O’Toole (in his first feature), Omar Sharif (in his first major English-speaking role as Sherif Ali), Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Alec Guinness as Prince Feisal. Made to be seen on the big screen!


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