Bafta New York

Captain Phillips Q&A

Monday 07 October

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization.

The BAFTA New York screening was followed by a Q&A with Tom Hanks, director Paul Greengrass and Barkhad Abdi.