Bridge of Spies - This week's film
7 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film
Film Screening Saturday 8th October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema
Bridge of Spies (2015) PG-13 | 2h 22min
This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda
Drama, History, Thriller
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
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In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.
Guardian Review – 5 stars
Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical thriller scripted by the Coen brothers
RottenTomatoes Review – 91%
Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Joining us for food – we have our main weekend evening menu options available from £10.95 or £14.95 for 2 courses– please book ahead.
Limited accommodation available
More film information here – Bridge of Spies (2015) -IDMBDisqus