DC Readers: Attend A Free Virtual Screening Of ‘The Mauritanian’

We’re happy to offer our DC readers the chance to attend a free virtual screening of The Mauritanian, the 9/11 legal drama starring Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film was directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and is based on the memoir Guantanamo Diary.

SYNOPSIS: Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is inspiring the true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.

The virtual screening takes place on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm EST. If you’d like to attend, simply go to the STX ticketing site here. Please remember to check-in early to best ensure you get in!

We know these events are few and far between nowadays, and we are grateful for the chance to present them to you now in the safest way possible, from the comfort and safety of your own homes. Enjoy the show!

The Mauritanian opens on February 12th.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.