Paramount On Screen: Chariots of Fire

Sunday, July 21 - 2:00 PM

Two men chasing dreams of glory! In this Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, two very different men on the same team vie to win Olympic gold to demonstrate to the world the worth of their deeply held–and strongly opposing–convictions. Yet a friendship builds between the two in this true story that is as strong as their desire to win in Chariots of Fire. Paris Olympics, 1924. Scotsman Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson–Gandhi) competes to prove the superiority of this Christian faith, while his teammate, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross–Exorcist: The Beginning), a Jewish Englishman, is driven to win to show the world that Jews are not inferior people. But as different as the two competitors are, the bond that develops between them reveals to both how complex their true motives are . . . and how much they really have in common. Academy Awards for: Best Picture Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Music, Original Score Best Costume Design Academy Award nominations for: Best Director Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ian Holm) Best Film Editing (Terry Rawlings)


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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The Paramount Theater

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Sunday, July 21, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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