Fathom events and greg laurie present the compelling documentary about redemption, steve mcqueen. The film is a joint venture between erwin brothers entertainment and pastor greg laurie of harvest christian fellowship, one of the largest churches in the u. He also executive produced the 2017 feature film documentary, steve mc queen. His incredible life story and journey to faith in christ is the subject of a new documentary, steve mcqueen. A redemption story which chronicles mcqueens exodus from the world of fame and fortune and his littleknown search for meaning, truth and significance. The passion project of harvest ministries pastor greg laurie, the event features the 110minute documentary, a message from laurie, and a performance by leading contemporary christian band mercyme.
An avid fan of the actor and owner of a replica of mcqueens car in the classic filmbullitt, pastor greg laurie hits the road in his mint mustang, traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of mcqueens redemptionfilled final chapters. And the final quarter of the book is powerful, heartwrenching and inspirational all at the same time. American icon follows the actors path to christianity. By the worlds standards, acting legend steve mcqueen had it all. Fathom events and greg laurie present the compelling documentary, steve mcqueen. American icon in select theaters for a special onenight event on thursday, september. Fans of steve mcqueen may be surprised at the notsohidden agenda of steve mcqueen. Spoiler alert i am a huge mcqueen fan, and when i saw this was going to be at my theater i bought tickets without reading about it. Telling the story of one of the most stunning and most interesting. His findings come to us via his new book and upcoming documentary, steve mcqueen. After i originally saw it on the big screen, i bought the dvd to share with friends, and downloaded it onto my kindle fire to watch again. A longtime fan of mcqueens, pastor greg laurie wanted to see what was true and what was myth. American icon, including greg lauries special message and mercyme show in selected national theaters on thursday only september 28th. The coolest thing about him, however, is barely known, despite countless biographies and articles.
American icon, including a special message from greg laurie and performance by mercyme, in select cinemas. Steve mcqueen march 24, 1930 november 7, 1980 was an american actor who had an extensive career in film and television. Eliots book was primarily focused on the secular facts of steve mcqueens life. Narrated by gary sinise, follow steve mcqueen fan pastor greg laurie as he. Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told. This redemption story chronicles mcqueens exodus from wealth and excess to his littleknown search for faith and meaning toward the end of his life. Australia brazil canada china france germany italy japan mexico. If you get it and find the first several chapters to be distracting or rambling as i did, just hang on, it gets better. Gary sinise joins faithbased documentary about steve mcqueen. American icon, the film will appear in theaters beginning. American icon steve mcqueen is one of americas most endearing and intriguing movie stars.
You can also download the first chapter of steve mcqueen. Very misleading title, as it shows mcqueen in his le mans drivers suit and has american icon in the title. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. American icon official trailer coming soon to dvd and digital greg laurie. Terrence stephen mcqueen march 24, 1930 november 7, 1980 was an american actor who was nicknamed the king of cool and his antihero persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s made him a top boxoffice draw during the 1960s and 1970s. American icon in us theaters september 28, 2017 starring greg laurie.
Steve mcqueen had it all but he went searching for more. With mel gibson, mel novak, gary sinise, barbara leigh. A new film set to be released this week tells the story of hollywood icon steve mcqueen and how he became a christian before he received a lethal cancer diagnosis and succumbed to the disease. And the final quarter of the book is powerful, heartwrenching and. The sand pebbles, a lesserknown film from steve mcqueens body of work, is notable in that it was the only role that netted mcqueen an academy award nomination. American icon is one of those unique documentaries that is both entertaining and informative.
American icon dvd join pastor greg laurie as he discovers the true, untold story of mcqueen s redemptionfilled final chapters. I am a big fan of steve mcqueen and his action movies. As boilerplate shorthand goes when it comes to documentaries that brandish icon in the title, 2017s steve mcqueen. Steve mcqueen coming to america, 28 september, 2017. His other popular films include the cincinnati kid. American icon, which is set to play in select theaters nationwide on sept. They include bestselling biographies of steve mc queen, elvis presley, and pete maravich. American icon, a new documentary about the legendary actor. Steve mcqueen is one of americas most endearing and intriguing movie stars. Steve mcqueens powerful conversion to christianity feat. Steve mcqueens acting career began in tv in 1958, but his charisma soon led to roles on the big screen. The bullitt car was cool because steve mcqueen drove it. Follow an avid fan of the actor, pastor greg laurie, as he hits the road in his mint mustang replica of mcqueens car in the classic film bullitt, traveling the country in search of the true. Loved this movie it was a great story on an america icon, not only his hollywood life in front of the camera but who he was as a person.
American icon features an exclusive recorded interview that the entertainer did two weeks before he died, but for some reason the interview never surfaced. Steve mcqueen starred in 35 movies including bullet, papillon, le mans, the magnificent seven, the thomas crown affair, the great escape and the sand pebbles. I bought the dvd to share with friends, and downloaded it onto my kindle fire to. I have always loved steve mcqueen and this was just another look at his life. Cars, women, money, fame he was the king of cool, a mans man. Fathom events and greg laurie present convincing documentary, steve mcqueen. The erwin brothers cinematography is vivid, capturing the beauty of california from the cockpit of steve mcqueens vintage plane, and more. Steve mcqueen icon movie license church media outreach. The life and legend of a hollywood icon, is in development to be made into feature film. Its a decent movie and its worth checking out, but it could have been given a. American icon really throws the word around in the laziest cheerleading fashion from a few of its oncamera principals in the. Steve mcqueen was not cool because he drove the bullitt car. Whether a cop, debonair thief, nazidefying pow, or escaped convict, mcqueen appealed to men and women alike. Searching for a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the jon erwindirected movie via subscription can be.
The moment steve mcqueens life changed he was a hollywood bad boy and headstrong thrillseeker, drawn to drugs, women, fast cars and motorcycles. At the time, steve mcqueen was the numberone movie star in the world, and he is still used as a point of reference for masculinity and coolness to this day. Why pastor greg laurie made a movie about steve mcqueen. American icon is a documentary that reveals the transformative faith of legendary actor steve mcqueen. The salvation of an american icon is highly recommended. Gary sinise will narrate a documentary about late actor steve mcqueens. On the surface, mcqueen had everything he could wantfame, cars, homes, and more money than he could spend in a. Mcqueen received an academy award nomination for his role in the sand pebbles. American icon tells the story of the life of one of americas most enduring and intriguing movie stars. American icon covers a littlediscussed portion of steve mcqueens life, but given the incomplete nature of the revelation and the way this is shown in the film, youre left wondering why such resources were given to this unless an ulterior motive was in mind. Popularly known as the king of cool, mcqueens screen persona was that of portraying cool, reticent antihero roles, which appealed strongly to the masses.
On the surface mcqueen had everything he could wantfame, cars, homes, more money than he could spend in a lifetime. First, the one by marc eliot and the second greg lauries the salvation of an american icon. An american icon this movie is extremely well produced. The redemption of an american icon book online at best. First sign was the crowd at the theater, not a mcqueen crowd.
Steve mcqueen grew up in a dysfunctional family where his father left the family when steve was 6 months old, and steve never saw him again. Exclusive first look at new movie on steve mcqueens journey to jesus duration. The erwin brothers cinematography is vivid, capturing the beauty of california from the cockpit of steve mcqueen s vintage plane, and more. This led him to cement his status as one of the most famous celebrities in hollywood during the counterculture of. American icon, including a special message from greg laurie and performance by mercyme, in select cinemas nationwide for a special twonight encore event. Faith guides steve mcqueen through mesothelioma battle. On the surface, mcqueen had everything he could wantfame, cars, homes, and more money than he could spend in a lifetime. From locating the classic green mustang used in steve s san francisco detective. American icon premieres theatrically nationwide for one night only, sept.
But it wasnt until he placed his faith in jesus that he found the ultimate source of satisfaction. American icon tells the story of one of americas most enduring and intriguing movie stars. Steve mcqueen is a global icon, an actor who took up the mantle of championing the role of man in movies. The story holds your attention, touches your heart and brings joy to your soul. The fictional story is centered around a rebellious navy machinists mate aboard a navy vessel nicknamed the sand pebble in 1920s china as the ship patrols the yangtze river. New steve mcqueen film tells story of hollywood icons. Christian filmmakers fulfill steve mcqueens dying wish in. Mcqueen was nominated for an academy award for the sand pebbles, and won two gold3n globes. Movie critic phil boatwright says documentary isnt just another celebrity salute. One of americas most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he is still the king of cool according to esquire magazine50 years after the zenith of his career. One of americas most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he is still the king of cool according to esquire magazine, 50 years after the zenith of his career. Both had similar facts about his life but both took very different paths and highlighted very different data points. At the height of his stardom in the 1960s and 70s, steve mcqueen was at the top of his game, yet the king of cool was still searching for something more.1267 269 1675 1038 1571 738 1655 504 1085 1644 752 103 276 611 1464 1023 1377 1359 1557 1282 492 1090 1369 902 1405 1410 330 361 399 1002 1117 129 915 727 1275 1439 1372 218 672 1452 477