The Friday Film Club - Captain Phillips Friday 13th June 2014
The Friday Film Club will be showing ‘Captain Phillips’ on Friday June 13th at 7.30 pm. All arrangements as before. I look forward to seeing you there. Alan Bloss. Please be seated by 7:30PM.
A thrilling drama based on the true story of the hijacking of the U S container ship ‘Maersk Alabama’ by Somali pirates in 2009.
- Produced in: 2014.
- Directed by: Paul Greengrass
- Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini
- Film running time: 2 hours 14 mins.
- Film Classification: 12 (not suitable for children under 12)
The ‘Maersk Alabama’ became the first U S cargo ship to be hijacked in more than 200 years when heavily armed Somali pirates boarded her on April 8th 2009. Held hostage by the pirates, and trying to protect his ship and his crew, Captain Phillips begins to realize that they have a story to tell too. With stakes high, the crisis intensifies and he and the pirates find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.