The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
Film Club – The Great Escape (1963)
This film is based on the 1950 book of the same name, a non-fiction first-hand account of the mass escape from from a German POW camp. Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough and with technical advisor Wally Flood, one of the original tunnel-digging POWs.
Starting on September 20, 2018, a new event will take place at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Film Club is a free series, held on the third Thursday of each month from September 2018 to June 2019. Films will start at 3 pm and free popcorn and water will be available. A new sound system has been installed in the room for the highest quality viewing experience. Films are selected by Jamie Kabler and Peter Bart. The theme for the 2019 Festival centers around the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. These movies have been selected to complement and explore that theme.