Image courtesy of Lynn Younglove; NYC Premier, September 2013
Casting the roles of Somali pirates for the feature film Captain Phillips required diligence – and a whole lot of heart.
Join Minnesota Women in Film & Television as we host this red carpet screening and discussion featuring the film’s Search Casting Director Debbie DeLisi and her associates Lynn Younglove and Kati Batchelder, with appearances by cast members Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdiriham and Mahmet M. Ali at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th at the Grandview Theater.
Four unknowns from Minnesota’s Somali community were cast to play opposite Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, based on the 2009 real-life piracy event off the coast of Somalia. 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.
See the film and hear the casting story behind what Entertainment Weekly calls “the unlikeliest co-stars”. More about the film at http://www.captainphillipsmovie.com/.
WHAT: Captain Phillips screening and panel discussion
WHERE: Grandview Theatre
1830 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Grandview Theatre website
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
6:30 (arrivals and seating)
COST: $20.00 advance; $25.00 at the door
Questions? E-mail events [at] mnwift [dot] org.
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