Father’s Day Screening: THE GREAT ESCAPE
|Starring||Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough|
21 and up. No one under 21 admitted.
Three years after THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN director John Sturges and the almost illegally masculine trio of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn re-teamed up to create one of the greatest movie ever made about WWII.
The film opens with the arrival of a batch of P.O.W's to a prison camp built just for them. The Nazi's, in their infinite wisdom, decided to populate this state-of-the-art facility with the cream of the crop - those prisoners deemed an extreme flight risk. Thus, the finest escape artists of the age are imprisoned together, with just one thought on their mind...
A brilliantly crafted film, which builds massive tension throughout and does the impossible: it makes a movie about Nazis massively entertaining. This Father’s Day we’re making one of the all-time best “Dad movies” even better for your Pop by adding in some quality brews and delicious food.
Seriously, cheering Steve McQueen and company on with a beer in hand is the absolute best Father’s Day gift imaginable.