Plays Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Michigan!
In celebration of the life and career of Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood legend and icon.
Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends—including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt—in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual suggestion scandalized audiences. Today Kubrick’s controversial classic, the first film to openly defy Hollywood’s blacklist, remains a landmark of cinematic artistry and history. ~Criterion Collection
Co-starring Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, and Peter Ustinov with a screenplay written by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo.
1960. Historical Epic. 198 min. PG-13.