Who doesn’t love Paul Newman? A better question- who doesn’t like “The Sting”? If you haven’t seen this film, grab a bus after class tomorrow, head downtown to see Paul on the big screen! At the Seattle Art Museum, and for only $7, it’s cheaper than going to see Angels and Demons. Check it out!
American Legend: The Films of Paul Newman
May 21, 2009
The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973) with Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. In 35 mm, color, 129 min.
This series of eleven films honors the acting and directing career of Paul Newman (1925–2008), whose indelible portrayals of lovable rebels and rapscallions have ignited movie screens for half a century. Blessed with a face of classical beauty, smoldering blue eyes, physical grace and an iconic sense of cool, Newman epitomized an American masculinity that melded toughness with sensitivity.
In movies he was a serious actor who won audiences’ affection and critics’ raves, while off screen he was a prankster, a modest and private man, a selfless philanthropist, and a prize-winning race car driver (until 2006!) who enjoyed a 50-year marriage to the superb actress Joanne Woodward. The couple’s longtime friend, screenwriter Stewart Stern (Rebel Without a Cause, The Rack, Rachel, Rachel) will join us on April 2 and May 14 to speak about his dear amigos. When pondering Paul Newman’s career, the words of his character “Fast Eddie” Felson in The Hustler come to mind: “I just had to show them what the game can be when it’s great.”
Other films in this series include:
April 2: The Rack
April 9: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
April 16: The Hustler
April 23: Sweet Bird of Youth
April 30: Hud
May 6: Harper
May 7: Cool Hand Luke
May 14: Rachel, Rachel
May 28: The Verdict
June 4: Nobody’s Fool
Prices above are for entire film series. Series tickets may be purchased at the Ticketing Desk at any of SAM’s three sites or over the phone with a credit card by calling the Box Office at 206.654.3121.
Single-film tickets $7 for everyone, sold day of show at the auditorium (cash only). Tickets are also available through Scarecrow Video: call 206.524.8554.
This film series has been generously supported by the Bagley Wright Foundation.