Published On: Sun, Feb 16th, 2020

Classic Cinema Sunday: Doctor Zhivago

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/16/2020
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
Hopewell Theater

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-Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif).

-In the tradition of Russian novels, a multitude of characters and subplots intertwine. Zhivago is married to Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but carries on an affair with Lara (Julie Christie), who has been raped by ruthless politician Komarovsky (Rod Steiger). Meanwhile, Zhivago’s half-brother Yevgraf (Alec Guinness) and the mysterious, revenge-seeking Strelnikoff (Tom Courteney) represent the “good” and “bad” elements of the Bolshevik revolution.

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