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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

(David Lean, UK/US 1957, 161 min., 35mm)

A group of British POWs captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to build a bridge that will assist the enemy. Master director David Lean’s strongest statement on the insanity and absurdity of war is abundant in magnificent acting, spectacular action scenes, and shattering ironies. The peerless cast features William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, and Alec Guinness, in his Oscar-winning performance as the colonel who collaborates with the Japanese.

This screening is part of the Oscar Gala Weekend hosted by Eastman Kodak. All event proceeds support the George Eastman Museum and its mission of preserving the history of photography and film and the remarkable legacy of George Eastman.