Captain Philips - details confirmed

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Comments: Looks like a heart wrenching and a nerve wrecking movie that is based on a true story.

Synopsis: Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass's multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through 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 (two time Academy Award (R) winner 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. The film is directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Paul Greengrass, 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. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.

Watch the trailer:


Per MAMM policy, cellphone use by members during a movie is prohibited.  We request that you put away your phones once the previews start. If you need to check your phone for any reason, please exit the auditorium.

For (new) members: Please take the time to rate the event (not the movie) afterwards. Written feedback on the wall is also welcome if you want to talk about the movie or other things. Thanks!


Movie details

Meetup Location: Varsity theatre (the level above the Indigo bookstore).

Meetup Time: 6:30 pm (I will wait for 10 mins only).

The move starts at: 7pm

Show Running Time: 2 hours 14 mins

Cost of movie: $13 approx

After the Movie: We can decide as a group (Optional). 


***Please keep an eye out for updates or changes to the time and venue up to the day of the event.  If you are unable to attend, change your RSVP ASAP.

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  • Deborah

    This turned out to be a fantastic evening! Absolutely great movie, enjoyed sitting with Jo-Ann during the film and then had a great after-party with Lynette, Karlee and Rose at Hue's Kitchen. Thanks to Karlee for organizing this!

    October 26, 2013

  • Rose

    Very good movie, with interesting details and background on how these events occur. Good chat after movie.

    October 26, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    Great movie !!!

    October 25, 2013

  • Karlee

    Great company, gripping movie and an active discussion after. Thank you everyone for joining me.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Karlee

    We are seated. I will be waiting by the ticket sales area after the movie to chat. Enjoy the show.

    October 25, 2013

    • Lisa K.

      I made it but must have missed you. I hope to see everyone after the movie. Enjoy !!

      October 25, 2013

    • Karlee

      Glad you met up with us after, Lisa.

      October 25, 2013

  • Jeannie

    I managed to see it on my own and bit my nails right down to the bone! Tom was wonderful.

    October 25, 2013

  • Nikhil

    Sorry guys.. wont be able to make it. Stuck at work. Will see u guys later. Have fun..

    October 25, 2013

  • Geneviève

    I'm so sorry that I won't be able to join you guys. I was looking forward to it, but I'm not going to be able to leave work in time. I hope you guys enjoy it!

    October 25, 2013

    • Karlee

      See you next time!

      October 25, 2013

  • Brian p.

    This is a good movie (Surprisngly) Tom Hanks gives an excellent performance and it was tense!

    October 21, 2013

    • Karlee

      that is good to know. Thank you.

      October 21, 2013

    • Phil D

      I enjoyed it and I didn't even want to see it! I actually read the wikipedia entry and read about it beforehand, so I knew how it turned out, but I was still on the edge of my seat when I saw the film.

      October 25, 2013

  • Jeannie

    Hi Karlee
    Thanks for inviting me to this but I forgot I was already booked for this evening.
    hope to see you soon.

    October 19, 2013

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