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War & Peace – Part 3

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Re-issue of the epic Soviet film experience! See all four parts for just $24!

Now digitally restored and re-issued in its full length, War & Peace is a landmark in epic-scale filmmaking.

Poster for the re-issue of Bondarchuk's epic War & PeaceAt the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three souls – the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha – collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.

Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative techniques, Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty, and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, War & Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking. 


For the ByTowne screenings, we’ve made every effort to schedule the shows so that you can see the four parts in a way that will suit you best. You can view Parts 1 through 4:

• at Thursday late-evening shows (May 30, June 6, 13 & 20)
• at Thursday early-evening shows (June 6, 13, 20 & 27)
• in two sittings: #1 & #2 on June 6, #3 & #4 on June 20
• as a marathon on Saturday June 29

...or any combination that works for you!

Please check out our calendar for the complete schedule of which Part plays when.

Regular admission applies for each Part, but ByTowne Members can buy a Pass for all four Parts for just $24. These passes will be available at our box office soon.

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