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Captain Phillips – 16th June – 8pm

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.

Directed by Paul Greengrass, this film won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

TOM HANKS

Captain Phillips