Director Gavin Hood introduces this preview at the Phoenix Cinema of his military thriller Eye in the Sky. The film features one of the last appearances on screen of the late, great Alan Rickman, and appropriately the screening is in aid of one of his favourite charities.
Hard edged Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture a terrorist group living in a safehouse in Kenya. Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a child enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Featuring the late and great Alan Rickman in one of his final performances, Eye In The Sky is a military nail biter which carries wit, integrity and insight.
"This picture satisfies fully on entertainment terms without cheapening its real-world concerns." - John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter
We are proud to present this screening in association with research charity
Saving Faces, of which Alan Rickman was a proud patron. All proceeds from this screening will go to Saving Faces and help fund the Alan Rickman Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC).