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Sully
Saturday 9th September in the Village Hall
Stars:  Tom Hanks
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm Duration 1hr 36 mins  Rated: PG-13
On January 15th 2009, after a bird strike, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) successfully land their Airbus A320 on the Hudson River. Sully is claimed a hero by the press and public.  However the official investigation reports that one of the engines was running at idle and not damaged; and flight simulation indicates it would have been possible to land at LaGuardia or Teterboro.  The incident itself provides drama but it is subsequently when  Sully has to defend himself to the accident investigation commission that the film shows its real steel. At risk are not only his reputation, but also his career, and his pension.
"Sully" is another great film directed by Clint Eastwood with Tom Hanks in the lead role. These two names would be enough to show the quality of this movie. But the story is excellent and the screenplay holds the attention of the viewer throughout. In addition, there are Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney in supporting roles.  The film is a great tribute to the hero of the Hudson River, who in fact describes himself as "just a man who was doing his job"; and therein lies the story's central appeal.