Saturday, March 31 – 7:30 PM
THE GREAT ESCAPE, 1963, Park Circus, 172 min. Dir. John Sturges. Superlative WWII drama chronicling the real-life, large-scale prison camp escape of Allied POWs in Germany, featuring Steve McQueen in his (literally) breakout role as Captain Virgil Hilts, "The Cooler King." Nail-biting suspense and exhilarating action are punctuated with just the right amount of raucous humor, aided by composer Elmer Bernstein’s rousing score. With James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, James Donald and Donald Pleasence. [35mm] Book signing in the Egyptian lobby at 6:30 PM of Neile Adams’ My Husband, My Friend. Adams and McQueen were married for 15 years, from 1956 – 1972. Introduction by Adams.
Official Website: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/egyptian_theatre_events
Added by AmericanCinematheque on February 27, 2012