STEVE MCQUEEN – THE MAN & LE MANS REVIEWED
“Steve McQueen – The Man & Le Mans” takes us through the troubled production of “Le Mans”. While the famous 24 hour race had been attempted to be filmed before, McQueen was putting insane pressures on the crew to get it right. The film takes pre-existing footage alongside newly uncovered footage from the McQueen Archives to create the final word on what happened. While it’s not quite “Overnight” or “Lost in La Mancha”, you can see a film that was close to dying on the vine. For casual McQueen fans, a lot of the material will be quite new and surprising. If you have the opportunity, pair it with “Le Mans” and learn something tonight.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 10/25/16
The Plot Thus Far
By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the “King of Cool” and the world’s most notorious ladies’ man. Hot off the back of classics like “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “Bullitt,” the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, “Le Mans,” centered on the 24-hour car race in France. But the infamously troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the star’s own personal issues. This documentary film interweaves stunning, newly-discovered footage and McQueen’s private recordings with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream. Official Selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.