- Oct 5, 2013View Source
Here are four brief Maritime TV interviews from the New Your premier of Captain Phillips…
· Tom Hanks
· Captain Richard Phillips
· Barkhad Abdi, Role of Muse
· Paul Greengrass, Director
The four of them together give strength on why the Navy League has a Merchant Marine Council.
Total time: slightly over four minutes.
The event took place on October 2, 2013 at The Newseum, Washington, D.C.) Maritime TV’s Sarah Selz was on hand to get the interviews.
The movie, with a release date of October 11, 2013 depicts the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two-hundred years
To know where and when it showing: http://www.google.com/movies?near=San+Francisco&hl=en&sort=1&mid=f9966e7f311d5e0a&ei=18ZQUoS0K8btiQKgmYHQBw That’s just metro San Francisco; enter your city in the box upper left and a similar report will be provided. Also check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535109; again you can change the location.
Also check out:
Maritime TV http://www.maritimetv.com A beautiful remembrance tribute to those who lost their lives in the Washington Navy Yard and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on the front page. For more on MaritimeTV: http://www.maritimetv.com/FeaturedContent/MaritimeTVUpcomingandRecentWebcastEvents.aspx.
Anyone to arrange for and willing to staff a NLUS information table at one of the theaters at a local premier?
Here is something special ahead - the Captain Phillips film is about to premier!
Maybe our Pacific Merchant Marine Council can take advantage of the opening at a local AMC theater as a fundraiser? The exact theaters where it will premier isn’t yet available. Anyone care to run with this? Without volunteers from our membership it isn’t going to happen. I’ll check to see if another Bay Area council may like to team-up on this. Then there our the Sea Cadets as well.
Captain Richard Phillips is a Life Member of the Navy League. His membership was presented to him June 13, 2009 with the League’s Admiral Arleigh Burke Leadership Award, the League’s most prestigious award; see http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=46188.
See the 2:25 minutes trailer: http://www.amctheatres.com/movies/captain-phillips
In 2009, a crew of Somali pirates seized control of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama – the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. This real-life story has now been adapted into a film, directed by British director Paul Greengrass (the Bourne trilogy, United 93), and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips, who was in charge of the US ship.
The true story of the MV Maersk Alabama hijacking is the subject of Captain Phillips, a new thriller from Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass, who covered similarly harrowing real-world events in his 2006 9/11-inspired dramatic thriller, United 93.
In the film Tom Hanks plays the titular captain Richard Phillips, whose ship was boarded in 2009 by four Somali pirates who then took crew members hostage. After some cat-and-mouse games for control of the vessel, the pirates fled with Captain Phillips as their prisoner. What would occur next was a multi-day standoff between the pirates, their comrades back in Somalia and the U.S. military – basically the stuff good thrillers are made of.
Captain Phillips will be in AMC theaters on October 11, 2013.
Columbia Pictures' action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time OscarA winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film is directed by OscarA nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and 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.