08
Nov
2018
Washington
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW,
at the corner of E Street
Washington, DC, DC  20004
United States of America
Dear Rotary Movie Fans -- Please join us Thursday, November 8, 2018, for the 41st Ed O'Brien ROTARY MOVIE NIGHT featuring "A Private War," starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan.  Based on a true story of war correspondent, Marie Colvin.
 
Film:    A Private War
                   
Date:     2nd Thursday, November 8, 2018
 
Time:     Meet at 7:00 PM in the lobby to pick up tickets; 
                       Movie starts at 7:15 PM.
 
Where:    Landmark E Street Cinema, 11th & E Streets, NW 
METRO:  Metro Center
 
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SUMMARY:  In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. 
     Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado.  
     After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. 
     Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. 
     Co-starring Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander, and based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A Private War is brought to the screen by Academy Award-nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts), making his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
 
A PRIVATE WAR ® --1 hrs, 50 mins
CAST:  Rosamund Pike, Stanley Tucci, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander
DIRECTOR:  Matthew Heineman
 
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88% on Rotten Tomatoes  !  -- Critic Reviews:
 
4-½ Stars - Roger Ebert
 
80  Los Angeles Times -  Kenneth Turan -- Nov 1, 2018
 
It’s not just that Pike changed the timbre of her voice, the way she walks and even her posture to accurately reflect Colvin physically (though she has). It’s that this fierce, lived-in performance, complete down to the drawn face and go-for-it personality, is so convincing that people who knew Colvin were shaken at the resemblance.