December 13, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(David Lean, UK 1946, 113 min.)
Dickens. Nominated for five Academy Awards® and often referenced as the greatest adaptation of a Dickens novel, Great Expectations is the first of two David Lean would respectfully adapt. Young orphan Phillip “Pip” Pirrip finds himself blindly navigating the unexpected twists and turns of life as a mysterious benefactor begins supporting him. Living out his childhood at the whims of an extravagant Miss Havisham and pining after the beautiful Estella for the entirety of his adolescence, he slowly learns the cruelties that befall even the most generous of people and the intertwining complications of the human experience.