USA, 2013, 134 Minute Running Time
ENDS Thursday at the Sie FilmCenter.
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards! Including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.
Captain Phillips is a pulse-pounding thriller about the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and his Somali counterpart, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Set on an incontrovertible collision course off the coast of Somalia, both men will find themselves paying the human toll for economic forces outside of their control. Also starring Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips is directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) from a screenplay by Billy Ray, based upon the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
DIRECTOR: Greengrass Paul