Great Expectations

Brontë and Dickens: Mad Victorian Love
(NR) UK – 1 hr 58 min
1946 · d. David Lean   Reviews
Starring John Mills, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Martita Hunt

While visiting the decrepit manor of mad spinster Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt), orphaned Pip (John Mills) is entranced by her elegant ward, Estella (Valerie Hobson). When he is sent to London by a mysterious benefactor to become a gentleman, Pip believes he is being groomed for Estella’s hand—but the truth is far stranger. Charles Dickens's beloved novel comes to life in this classic adaptation by David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago).

This screening will be introduced by BMFI Board Member Alice Bullitt, M.A.

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Wednesday, February 277:15pm