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FREE Movie
Captain Phillips
Date: 3/4/2014 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Cahill Senior Center
715 W. 5th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Captain Phillips - PG-13  134 min.  Drama/Biography  -  The true story of Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in a hundred years.  This film is based on Captain Phillips' book "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea".  The book and film are involved in controversy due to the cargo company being sued by its cry members in the amount of $50 million for what they say was "wanton disregard" for their safety by their captain.  It's a good film and nominated for best picture at the 2013 Academy Awards.