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Let's go see CAPTAIN PHILLIPS for FREE! (even though it's not sci-fi)

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This is the amazing story of Captain Richard Phillips and his crew, whose ship, the Alabama, was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.

I know... I know.. This isn't science fiction, but how could we turn down FREE admission (and early entry) to such an exciting film!

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IMPORTANT!! Take your seat no later than 6:25 pm. (The general public will be seated at 6:30 pm. We're being given access to the theater 15 minutes before the general public.)

NOTE: This is a pre-release screening and SOMETIMES they do not allow cell phones or computers in the theater. Please be emotionally prepared to check your laptop or cellphone if required.

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Captain Phillips (PG-13 - 134 minutes) 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® 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® 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.