“Has a surging buoyant spirit that is unquenchable. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is more than a masterful motion picture; it is a life experience.” - James Powers, Hollywood Reporter

“Is, in its skill and finish, everything a "big" picture should be and rarely is.” - Joan Didion, Vogue

During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.


Festivals, Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Academy Awards
Nominee - Best Picture, Best Director, Academy Awards
Nominee - Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festiva


We require proof of full vaccination or a negative result on a COVID PCR test for all screenings and events at the Film Center. See our full COVID-19 policy and details below. 

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS