Silver Screening: Cool Hand Luke

Hosted by Robinson Film Center
Presented by LSU Health, School of Allied Health Professions

10:30 a.m. July 18, movie and luncheon
7:45 p.m. July 19, movie only

Paul Newman was nominated for an Oscar and George Kennedy received one for his work in this allegorical prison drama. Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to a stretch on a southern chain gang after he’s arrested for drunkenly decapitating parking meters. While the avowed ambition of the captain (Strother Martin) is for each prisoner to “get their mind right,” it soon becomes obvious that Luke is not about to kowtow to anybody.

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