SESSION: Sunday 25th June at 3pm

The Great Escape – 60th Anniversary

(1963, dir. John Sturges, w/ Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald)

The Great Escape – 60th Anniversary will finish at approximately 6:00pm.

Based on a true story, a group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war (POW's) are all put in an 'escape proof' camp. Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)