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The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 4K Restoration

Director: Frank Darabont Run Time: 142 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1994

Starring: Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, William Sadler

Country: United States
Language: English


The Film Center is thrilled to present a new 4K Restoration of Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption (1994).


About the film:

Internationally acclaimed actors Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in a compelling drama of hope, friendship and atonement behind the walls of a maximum-security prison in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). From a novella by best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit and one of the most beloved films of all time, nominated for 7 Academy Awards and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1995.

Red (Freeman), serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne (Robbins), a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than twenty years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival. Under horrifying conditions and the ever-present threat of violence, two lifers reclaim their souls and find freedom within their hearts in The Shawshank Redemption.

“Simply marvelous entertainment.”

—Gene Siskel for the Chicago Tribune

About the filmmaker:

Frank Darabont is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In his early career, he was primarily a screenwriter for such horror films as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), The Blob (1988) and The Fly II (1989). As a director, he is known for his film adaptations of Stephen King novellas and novels, such as The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999), and The Mist (2007).

Darabont also developed and executive-produced the first season and first half of the second season of the AMC horror series The Walking Dead (2010–2011).

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