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Summer Movie Series

July 10th, 2022 · No Comments · Adult Summer Reading Program, City Library, Events, Main Branch, Movies, News

Stop by the library auditorium at 1pm on Tuesday, July 12 to watch the 2013 movie Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass. 135 minutes, rated PG 13.

Starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi

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 (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.

For more information, contact Tess Kimsey at 603-624-6550 ext. 7620 or email [email protected].

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