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1973 Favorite, 'The Sting,'
to Screen at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Sept. 25, 2007

Robert Redford and Paul Newman in The Sting
Robert Redford and Paul Newman in a scene from "The Sting."

EAU CLAIRE — "The Sting" (1973), winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, will be presented Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 4-7, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The film will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Paul Newman, Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill ("Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid") reunited for this engaging piece of Americana, set in 1920s Chicago, about a group of experienced con men and a young pickpocket who runs afoul of a big-time racketeer (Robert Shaw). The ensemble cast includes Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould, Dana Elcar and Robert Earl Jones.

"'The Sting' is one of the most stylish movies of the year," wrote film critic Roger Ebert when the film was released. "The style here is so seductive and witty it's hard to pin down. ... It's good to get a crime movie more concerned with humor and character than with blood and gore; here's one, as we say, for the whole family."

The 129-minute film is rated PG.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby and will be sold at the door.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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