March 29 – April 1, 2012
From his escape-artist anti-heroes in PAPILLON and THE GREAT ESCAPE to his hardboiled loners in THE CINCINNATI KID and JUNIOR BONNER, to his speed-demon cop in BULLITT, actor Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) blazed across the screen with the same intensity and competitive spirit he brought to his off-screen passion for racing. One of the most popular and acclaimed actors of his generation, McQueen is arguably even more popular now, emerging as a kind of archetype for the ideal Hollywood male star: defiantly independent (but nursing a wounded soul), always close to the boiling point, a man of few words and much action. In other words, the King of Cool.
Please join us for a retrospective of Steve McQueen’s most exciting films, including screenings of THE HUNTER, THE GETAWAY, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR and SOLDIER IN THE RAIN - in honor of McQueen's March 24th birthday.