Directed by: Paul Greengrass
2013, UK, Cert 12A, 2h 14m
Doors and bar open 7:00pm, Film 7:30pm, Supper £6 9:50pm
Latest bookings 12:00 noon Sunday 16th March – pay at the door.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: Lucy Matthews 01725 518695
Come and join us on the edge of our seats! Early booking advised.
We always strive to bring the very latest and very best movies to Rockbourne, but Captain Phillips is something special.
Based on a real-life hijacking in 2009, it is probably, quite simply, the most exciting film you will ever see. Captained by Tom Hanks (probably his best ever performance) the MV Maersk Alabama was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The Somali pirates are led by Barkhad Abdi (who has just won the BAFTA for his performance) and the duel between the two very different men, both under extraordinary pressure, is sympathetically and brilliantly examined by British director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy) in his customary documentary style. He is even-handed and never waves the Stars and Stripes.
The Telegraph says ‘a film that feels less written, acted and shot than smelted, fused and riveted’
And the Mail: “Paul Greengrass’s genius — and that is not too strong a word — is to make a real-life story come alive again”.