U.S., 1955, 100 min, Digital, Dir. David Lean, Not Rated, Janus Films
Wednesday, July 20
“The film stacks up as promising entertainment.“— Variety
“Being Lean's favorite of his films this is undoubtedly worthy of attention.“ — Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
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2-for-1 Beer & Wine / $8 Tickets / Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm
New 4K digital restoration
With this sublimely bittersweet tale of romantic longing, director David Lean left behind the British soundstage to capture in radiant Technicolor the sun-splashed glory of Venice at the height of summer. In a tour de force of fearless vulnerability, Katharine Hepburn portrays the conflicting emotions that stir the heart of a lonely, middle-aged American tourist who is forced to confront her insecurities when she is drawn into a seemingly impossible affair with a charming Italian shopkeeper (Rossano Brazzi) amid the ancient city’s canals and piazzas. Lean’s personal favorite among his own films, Summertime is an exquisitely tender evocation of the magic and melancholy of a fleeting, not-quite-fairy-tale romance.
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