Tickets on sale on Fri 29 April at 5pm
Director: Matthew Heineman
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan
Screening as part of HeadFest 22, we are delighted to present A Private War followed by a talk by Pete Spink, Director of Space to Talk who previously worked for 23 years in the Royal Air Force as a ground engineer in Transport and Logistics.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) 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.
But Colvin has sacrificed loving relationships, and over time, her personal life has started 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.
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 in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
★★★★ “EMPHASISES PAIN, SACRIFICE AND OFTEN FATAL STAKES” Washington Post
★★★★ “HEINEMAN SHARES COLVIN’S COMMITMENT TO TELLING STORIES THE WORLD TOO OFTEN WOULD RATHER NOT SEE” RogerEbert.com