The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Steve McQueen plays Jake Holman, an engineer on the gunboat USS San Pablo. The year is 1927 and the ship is stationed in China. The geopolitical landscape of the country is nearly unrecognizable compared to today. It’s worth considering what this movie is trying to say about nationalism, colonialism, and racism. All the hot-button “isms”! As you can guess, there are parts of this film that definitely did not age well. Come experience McQueen in yet another rebellious role.
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