Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Apr 2 7:30 PM


Best of the Big Screen
Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:30 PM
Introduction by film historian Philip Harwood

The winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, Ben-Hur stands as one of the greatest Hollywood epics. A member of the Jewish nobility living in Jerusalem, Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) peacefully opposes the tyrannical occupation of Judea by Rome. When a boyhood friend, Messala (Stephen Boyd), returns to the region as a Roman official, he and Judah become estranged. Casting friendship aside, Messala fabricates a charge of treason against Ben-Hur, and his family, all of whom are arrested by Roman soldiers. (1959, 212 mins)