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Richard Phillips attends New York Film Festival premiere of Captain Phillips


The 2013 New York Film Festival kicked off in style last Friday night with the premiere of eagerly awaited hijack drama Captain Phillips. The real-life Richard Phillips was himself in attendance – what did he have to say about the film?

Find out in this mini interview. Given that much of the hoopla surrounding the movie has focused on Tom Hanks (understandably), it's great to get the skinny from the unfailingly modest man on whose experiences the movie is based.

Paul Greengrass' film is taken from Phillips' memoir 'A Captain's Duty' and dramatises the terrifying 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship by Somali pirates. Riding a wave of positive reviews, Captain Phillips opens in the UK on 18 October.

Greengrass' gripping drama is merely the entree to a fantastic selection of movies screening during this year's New York Film Festival (the 51st). Other films screening include Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Hayao Miyazaki's final animation The Wind Rises and Alexander Payne's tender road movie Nebraska starring Bruce Dern. Find out more by clicking here.