Saturday, September 1, 2012

Barbara McQueen named guest of honor at Hamburg Film Festival

Barbara McQueen named guest of honor at Hamburg Film Festival

Barbara McQueen, widow of actor Steve McQueen, has been named as a special guest of honor at the Hamburg Film festival and will co-host a series of photo exhibits, book signings and a special screening of The Hunter with biographer Marshall Terrill in Germany.

“I’m continually amazed at the interest and longevity of Steve’s popularity and that the public finds my photos of interest,” said Barbara McQueen. “The people of Germany have been big McQueen fans for decades and I’m excited to meet them and hear what memories they have of Steve and his films.”

Her photos document their three-and-a-half year history when Steve McQueen lived most of the time away from the spotlight. It took almost 25 years before Barbara was able to review the hundreds of photos she took of her beloved husband. In 2007 she published “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile” and revised that edition this year, which includes several new photographs and passages. Now the photos will be available for the first time ever as an exhibition on display in Germany.

The week-long activity of events include:
·      Sept. 21 – “Biography Days”, kick-off ceremony in Nordwalde, Germany featuring McQueen and Terrill.
·      Sept. 22 – McQueen and Terrill will co-host “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile” and sign copies of “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile…revisited”, which was published in August. For more information visit
·      Sept. 26 – Photo exhibition premiere of “Steve McQueen: The Last Mile” at the Prototype 
    Museum in Hamburg, Germany.  
·      Sept. 27 – Guest of honor at the Grand Opening of the Hamburg Film Festival.
·      Sept. 28 – “Steve McQueen Film Night” at the Hamburg Film Festival featuring a screening of “The Hunter” and "Papillon" followed by a Q & A with McQueen and Terrill.

A European-wide tour of the photo exhibit is planned for 2013 and 2014. For more information about
the German exhibitions and book signings, email Matthias Grenda at