Frist Center Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated
Spartacus tells the story of a rebel who, after being sold to a school for gladiators, escapes to become the leader of an army of slaves. Starring an impressive cast that includes Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier, this award-winning historical epic captures the grandeur of the Roman Republic and is a spectacular example of classic Hollywood cinema. This 1991 restoration contains previously cut scenes deemed too controversial to show in 1960.
This film is being shown in conjunction with the exhibition Rome: City and Empire, on view from February 23 through May 28, 2018.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 1960 (1991 restoration). 187 minutes. PG-13. 35 mm.