Escape From Alcatraz (NC): Eastwood/siegel Season

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St.

Thu 29 Feb 2024 (note: this event has already taken place)
6:30pm
€10.50



112 mins - United States 1979 - Dir: Don Siegel Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan and Fred Ward The fifth and final film made by director Don Siegel and actor Clint Eastwood is also one of their very best. It is the fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. Eastwood portrays the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful escape. This taut and suspenseful reenactment of a true story was filmed on location in Alcatraz, giving the picture a gritty authenticity.“ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ is relentless in establishing a mood and pace of unrelieved tension.” Variety
Triskel Arts Centre is proud to present this special season dedicated to the films made by director Don Siegel and actor Clint Eastwood. When they first met, Siegel was known for his unpretentious yet taut and punchy style, illustrated in nifty B-movies such as RIOT IN CELL BLACK 11 (1954), INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) and BABY FACE NELSON (1957). Eastwood was just coming off

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Venue Info


Triskel Arts Centre

Tobin Street, Cork (off South Main Street)
+353 (021) 4272022

www.triskelartscentre.ie

    



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