THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (IB TECH PRINT)

$10    |  Apr 15, 2019  |  7:30PM - 9:30PM

Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor, David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai is one of the great screen adventures. While a camp of WWII POWs are ordered by their Japanese captors to build a strategic bridge, allied commandos are sent to destroy it. A career-best Alec Guinness plays the British Colonel consumed with obsession while overseeing the mammoth project, while William Holden plays the escape American prisoner sent back into the jungle to blow it up. The epic features an excellent ensemble cast (Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa are particularly memorable) and takes its time to carefully flesh out its characters, all leading to a nail-biting and unforgettable conclusion.