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Muhlenberg Thursday Film Matinee - Captain Phillips
Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew are carrying freight around the Horn of Africa when four Somali pirates forcefully take over their ship, the MV Maersk Alabama. While Phillips' team follow his orders to hide until they hear him give the safe word, the captain and a few essential crew members remain on the bridge as the heavily armed pirates make their way up to seize control of the ship. They kidnap Phillips in the hope of supplementing their take with a sizable ransom -- a decision that leads to a tense standoff with the U.S. Navy, who would sooner see the lifeboat sunk with Phillips inside than allow it to reach Somalia. Columbia Pictures Industries Inc . Rated PG-13, 133 minutes, 2013
Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson, Max Martini
Assistive listening is provided for those with hearing loss through the use of a room loop, which works with hearing aids that have a tele-coil. Open captioning upon request.
Programs subject to change.