Feature Film @North Quincy: Lone Survivor

movie stillBased on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers. The year is 2005. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the War in Afghanistan is well under way when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban member is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush mountains of the Kunar Province. Convinced that his capture or killing could turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States, the Navy SEALs hatch Operation Red Wings. The goal is simple -- send a select team of soldiers to stake out the village from the surrounding mountains, and move on their target when the time is right. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint, and quickly realize that another nearby hill will provide a better vantage spot. Shortly after arriving at that new location and getting a positive ID on their target, however, the soldiers are caught off guard by three wandering shepherds, including a young boy. Ultimately, a heated vote over what to do with the captured shepherds leads Lt. Murphy to decide that the best course of action is to abide by the rules of engagement, meaning that the soldiers will abort the mission, release the captives, and retreat to their extraction point. Shortly after the shepherds are set free, however, the four SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers, and engaged in a fierce gunfight that -- with the aid of some truly brave villagers -- only one of them will make it out of.

"All four performances are first-rate, and the action is staged with shattering intensity." - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Alexander Ludwig, Ali Suliman, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Eric Bana, Josh Berry, Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Yousuf Azami. Theatrically released in 2013. 121 Minutes; Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Time:
2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320   
Location:
North Quincy Branch

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