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EC-CHAP Film Series: "Cool Hand Luke" (GP). 1967.

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EC-CHAP Film Series: "Cool Hand Luke" (GP). 1967.


Cool Hand Luke (1967) was directed by Stuart Rosenberg and stars Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin. Along with stellar performances by Newman, Kennedy, and Martin, Cool Hand Luke features a superb supporting cast, including Ralph Waite, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, and Joe Don Baker as members of the chain gang. -Rotten Tomatoes

It’s the moving character study of a non-conformist, anti-hero loner who bullheadedly resists authority and the Establishment.” .-filmsite


"All these years after the release of "Cool Hand Luke" in 1967, all you have to do is say, ‘What we have here is--failure to communicate.’ Everyone knows the line, and everyone can identify the film, even those who may not have seen it... It is a great film. On that most of us can agree. But such a film could not possibly be made in more recent decades, not one starring Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise or other actors comparable to Paul Newman's stature. It is simply too painful." - Roger Ebert

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Actor (Paul Newman), Best Supporting Actor (George Kennedy in a break-out role), Best Adapted Screenplay (Donn Pearce and Frank R. Pierson), and Best Original Music Score (Lalo Schifrin). George Kenedy won for Best Supporting Actor -filmsite

Join us for another award wining classic! This film is a part of the EC-CHAP Film Series hosted by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP), a 501.3.c non-profit membership-based cultural organization. To learn more and how you can become a member, visit

Suggested donation $5.00. Cabaret and group seating. Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. We are pleased to offer our exclusive "BYOB&F" model - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required).

 Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474