Film night: Captain Phillips

18 October 2017, 5.30 PM - 18 October 2017, 7.40 PM

The 'Quiet room', Brambles (back of Hawthorns).

All films will start at 5.30pm and are free and open to everyone, so please feel free to bring a friend.

Bring your own food and drink or purchase something from the Hawthorns on your way through. Hawthorns has a happy hour on drinks between 5.00-6.00pm!!

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), 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 standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Captain Phillips Poster

Contact information

John Newby or Jenny Baxter