Great Expectations

(David Lean, 1946). This classic of British cinema is the definitive screen version of the Dickens novel, a genuinely affecting and visually imaginative melodrama about the cruelty and deception of love. John Mills is excellent as the young protagonist Pip, but it’s the magnificent Martita Hunt who steals the show as the tragically perverse Miss Havisham.
Fri., Sept. 12, 1, 5:25 & 9:50 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 13, 1, 5:25 & 9:50 p.m., 2008

 
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