War and Peace
Screening in 4 Parts
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 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.
We are screening this 7.5 hour (422 min) epic in four parts. Purchase individual screenings for $10, or get the 4-part bundle for $30.CLICK HERE for the War and Peace 4-part bundle - $30
*Please note these screenings are 19+, membership required.
War and Peace: Part 1 • 147 min • Fri, Aug 30, 1:30pm + 7:00pm, Sat, Aug 31, 11:00am; Mon, Sept 2, 11:00am
War and Peace: Part 2 • 98 min • Fri. Aug 30 5:00pm, Sat. Aug 31 2:30pm; Mon. Sep 2 2:30pm
War and Peace: Part 3 • 82 min • Sat. Aug 31 4:30pm; Sun. Sep 1 3:00pm; Mon. Sep 2 4:30pm
War and Peace: Part 4 • 96 min •Sat. Aug 31 6:45pm; Sun. Sep 1 4:45pm; Mon. Sep 2 6:45pm
"An epic as huge as Russia itself, Sergei Bondarchuk’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace remains to this day the most ambitious film you’ll ever see." Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
"Stands head and shoulders above its contemporary cinema, a triumph of unmatched scale that makes visible the fire and madness raging in a work of great literature that many look at as impenetrable." Charles Bramesco, Vox
"The definitive epic of all time. . . You are never, ever going to see anything to equal it." Roger Ebert