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It’s a wonder that this heroic story of a slave uprising against the Roman Empire—led by gladiator-cum-rebel general Kirk Douglas—was such an enormous critical and commercial success. With a screenplay by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, the film was hailed as the first intellectual epic since the silent era. Its numerous homoerotic motifs caused Spartacus to be censored; this restored version more fully explores both the pathos and intimacy of combat and camaraderie with a star-studded cast featuring Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Tony Curtis.

Presented on a 4K restored DCP courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Part of Anniversary Screenings for JBFC Members! Members, use your promo code for a free ticket/s!

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)

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