You can now remember this cinema legend in this latest film restoration staring the king of the silver screen Kirk Douglas in the Champion
You and the family can now enjoy this 1949 classic and discover legendary actor Kirk Douglas’ Oscar nominated role as a boxer who rises from obscurity to fame with ambition, ruthlessness and desperation.
Champion, presented by the Embassy of the United States and American Film Showcase, portrays an unscrupulous boxer who fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.
One of the greatest boxing films ever made – nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor (Douglas) and winner of the Best Film Editing Oscar, the stellar cast includes Arthur Kennedy in his Oscar nominated performance, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart and Ruth Roman.
Two of the film’s best features are the terrific black-and-white Oscar nominated cinematography by Franz Planer and the Oscar nominated score by the legendary Dimitri Tiomkin. Written by the great Carl Forman (High Noon) and directed by Mark Robson (The Harder They Fall).
Free, registration is a must, Cinema Space, Manarat Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Monday 9 March, 7.30pm.
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