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Directed by Matthew Heineman
In English
Biography, Drama, War
110 minutes
Rated 14A: violence; coarse language

In a world where journalism is under attack, the real-life Marie Colvin, played by Rosamund Pike in a Golden Globe nominated performance, was one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. In the film, 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. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts 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.

Review Quotes

“The dramatic, personal story of Colvin herself is absorbingly told here, largely because of Pike’s dynamic performance, showing us a woman who was courageous enough to risk her life for a story on a daily basis but remained vulnerable enough to make the stories viscerally compelling.”
Neil Minow, RogerEbert.com

“a moving and important portrait of the legendary Times of London foreign correspondent and her brilliant career, of which the last dozen years detailed in A Private Warwere but the extraordinary capper. “

“Pike delivers the performance of her career, her Colvin a messy mass of contradictions the layers of which the actor unpeels for us with a sharp sensitivity.”
MaryAnn Johanson, flick filosopher

A PRIVATE WAR – February 21, 7pm