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TOM JONES

Wednesday, July 27
12:30   8:00

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U.K., 1963
Directed by Tony Richardson
Starring Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood
Screenplay by John Osborne
Based on Henry Fielding’s novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
DCP. Approx. 128 min.

BARRY LYNDON with jokes, as Albert Finney’s eponymous Tom, Henry Fielding’s 18th century foundling, roisters his way to love and inheritance through a succession of beds, amid speeded-up chases, silent movie parodies and asides to the screen. Oscars for Picture, Director, Screenplay and Score.

Reviews

“A bawdy, romping film with great gusts of lascivious humor.”
– George Perry

“Osborne’s courageous hatchet job on Fielding’s 1,000 page classic novel and Finney’s gutsy performance add up to produce an enjoyable piece of irreverent entertainment.”
– Robert Murphy, Time Out

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