Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present Captain Phillips, on Friday 14 February at Nunney Village Hall.
Tom Hanks is “superb” as Captain Phillips in this “riveting dramatisation” of a real life hijacking by pirates off the coast of Somalia.
The US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage.
Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing stand-off, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
This is an “unbearably tense” thriller directed by Paul Greengrass, which manages to tell both sides of the story. The film has a 12A certificate and was released in October 2013.
Nunney resident and former Commodore of Cunard Lines and Captain of the QE2 Ron Warwick has agreed to give a short talk about piracy and how ships protect themselves.
Captain Phillips is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 February at 7.30pm. The film is 134 minutes long.
Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.
Tickets cost £5.00 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6.00 on the door. The bar is open from 7pm, and the programme begins at 7.30pm with a ‘short’ and a trailer for the next film. Come early to obtain a good seat!
The next film after this will be Philomena, starring Judy Dench and Steve Coogan, on Friday 14 March.
For the evening of 14 February there will be a Valentine’s Supper, beginning at 6pm. Tickets (£10) need to be purchased in advance from the SPAR shop. They include a glass of wine, a main course (lasagne) and ice cream. Please indicate if you would like the vegetarian option.
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