Vermonters Get First Look at "Captain Phillips"

Sep 18, 2013

Capt. Richard Phillips, former Captain of the container ship MV Maersk Alabama, publicly thanks Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) for his dramatic rescue at sea.
Credit U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals

Vermonters will get a first look at the movie "Captain Phillips," about a Vermont cargo ship captain who spent five days as a hostage of Somali pirates.

The public screening is planned for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Williston at the Majestic 10, 10 days before its national release.

The Burlington Free Press reports that Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill plans to attend.

The movie is adapted from his 2011 memoir about the April 2009 ordeal.

In the movie, Tom Hanks plays Phillips, who was rescued by Navy SEALs after five days as hostage on a lifeboat.

The sneak preview is a benefit for a fund created in honor of Sarah Ramsey, a Champlain College graduate, who died in June.

Tickets cost $20.

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