Extra Lean

The splendid David Lean retrospective concludes at the Film Forum with six of his late-career super-productions. If, as with early Fellini and late Fellini, I prefer early Lean to late Lean, I am sure that many readers will disagree with me, as they often do.

On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), with Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Donald Wolfit and Arthur Kennedy, screens at 2 and 7.

And on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 21 and 22, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), with William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald and Andre Morell, will be shown. Sunday showtimes are 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30. On Monday, it plays at 1:30 and 4:30.

Monday, Sept. 22, features Ryan’s Daughter (1970), with Sarah Miles, Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Leo McKern and Barry Foster, at 7:30.

Playing on Tuesday, Sept. 23, is Summertime (1955), with Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin, Mari Alden and Andre Morell. Showtimes are 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30.

On Wednesday the 24th, Doctor Zhivago (1965), with Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Ralph Richardson, Siobhan McKenna, Rita Tushingham and Klaus Kinski, plays at 2 and 7.

And finally, on Thursday, Sept. 25, A Passage to India (1984), with Judy Davis, Victor Bannerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Richard Wilson, Antonia Pemberton and Saeed Jaffrey, shows at 1, 4:30 and 7:40.

asarris@observer.com

Extra Lean