20120926_farfromthemaddingcrowd_promo1Can’t wait to see the new version of Far From the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan? You can watch the original on the big screen at the Arts Centre this week. Filmed in Abbotsbury in the late 1960s, you can expect to see plenty of local landmarks and maybe even some familiar faces.

It stars the magnificent Julie Christie as Bathsheba Everdene. A willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man’s complete and helpless adoration.

And she captures the lives and loves of three very different men: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage; William Boldwood, a prosperous man in his early forties and a confirmed bachelor; and Sergeant Frank Troy, a handsome, reckless swordsman given to sudden fits of violence.

The classic film was directed by John Schlesinger and stars Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates.

Far From the Madding Crowd will be screened Thursday 17 October, 1pm as part of Bridport Open Book . Tickets £6/£5 concessions/ £4 under 18s. Tickets are available here or from the Arts Centre Box Office 01308 424204.