WHERE EAGLES DARE
Saturday, April 6
Introduced by Geoff Dyer
(1968, Brian G. Hutton) Behind enemy lines in WWII to attempt an impossible rescue from a snowy castle, British Major Richard Burton must jump between passing cable cars, while Eastwood piles up the highest body count of his career. 35mm. Approx. 158 min.
Introduced by British essayist/humorist Geoff Dyer, author of the new book ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’: Watching Where Eagles Dare (published by Pantheon), with book signing in lobby following screening.
“Highly entertaining, thrilling and rarely lets down for a moment… It’s more of a saga of cool, calculated courage, than any glorification of war.”
“I keep waiting for the day when Where Eagles Dare begins to pall. I mean, how many films can stand up to multiple viewings over such a vast span of time (about 40 years)? In fact, the opposite seems to be happening – it gets better, yields deeper layers of meaning, every time I see it.”
– Geoff Dyer, The Guardian