The Sand Pebbles

1966, 181m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened April 5–10, 2018

McQueen’s sole Oscar nomination came for his moving performance as a hard-bitten naval engineer in Robert Wise’s stirring drama, which received seven more Oscar nods including Best Picture. In 1926 China, as the gunboat USS San Pablo patrols the Yangtze River, fighting in the region forces the engineer and his crew to reassess their neutral stance. Reunited with McQueen after The Great Escape, co-star Richard Attenborough won a Golden Globe Award.

A film by Robert Wise