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Celebrating the Films of Steve McQueen

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Neile Adams, who was married to actor Steve McQueen for 16 years, will host a book signing at the March 31 screening event.

Neile Adams, who was married to actor Steve McQueen for 16 years, will host a book signing at the March 31 screening event.

In recognition of the late Steve McQueen’s 82nd birthday, The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents “Low Rider:  The Super-Charged Cinema Of Steve McQueen” from March 29 through April 1. The event will feature a special appearance by former Mrs. Steve McQueen Neile Adams.

Adams, who was married to McQueen from 1956 to 1972, will appear on Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. for a book signing of her autobiography, “My Husband, My Friend,” and a Q&A prior to a screening of the film, “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre. The film is being presented as part of the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre’s retrospective salute to the late iconic actor in honor of what would have been his 82nd birthday on March 24. A mini film series of seven movies starring McQueen will be presented from March 29 through April 1.

The mini film series will include screenings of “Bullitt” and “The Hunter” on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.; “Papillon” and “Soldier In The Rain” will screen on Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.; on Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. Adams will hold the book signing of “My Husband, My Friend” and a Q&A preceding the screening of “The Great Escape;” and on Sunday, April 1, the double feature “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “The Getaway” begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $11 each for general admission; $9 for seniors 65 and over and students with current I.D.; and $7 for American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre members.

The box office opens 90 minutes before the first program of the day/evening and closes 30 minutes after the last film of the evening begins.      Tickets can be purchased by calling Fandango at 1-800-FANDANGO

For further information, call the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre’s 24-hour information line at (323) 466-3456 or visit online at http:// www.americancinemathequecalendar. com/content/low-rider-the-super-charged-cinema-of-steve-mcqueen.

American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre; 6712 Hollywood Blvd.; Los Angeles.

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