Lost Horizon

Director: Frank Capra
Screenwriters: James Hilton, Robert Riskin

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


One of the most impressive of all 30’s films, Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon is a splendid fantasy with perfect casting, direction, music and a haunting finale. A plane crash in a remote Himalayan valley strands four survivors. They chance upon the lost Utopia of Shangra-La where the weather is warm, the food plenty and the people gentle.

Trimmed down several times since its release in 1937, Lost Horizon has now been restored to its original length by the National Center for Film and Video Preservation. Stephen Gong, Acting Director of the Center, will be on hand to discuss the restoration process of the magnificent “new” film.

Screening Details

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