Jodie Foster Stars in 'The Mauritanian' at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on February 9th
Q&A immediately following with Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald, two-time Academy Award-winning actor Jodie Foster and actor Tahar Rahim.
This British-American legal thriller is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Salahi. Held without charge for fourteen years by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp, Salahi (Tahar Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Their pursuit of justice, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals Salahi’s shocking experience.
Foster shared, “I think this film deals with, obliquely, the residual effect of what 9/11 meant to Americans and what it made us become. It’s a way to process this weird transformation our country went through at this particular moment in time, when we went from being very innocent about our effect abroad to this tragic moment that would lead to the War on Terror, and this idea of a political war that we waged against whoever we determined was going to threaten us.”
Immediately following the screening, Deadline’s chief film critic Pete Hammond, who can also be seen on KCET’s Must See Movies, will moderate a Q&A with Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald, two-time Academy Award-winning actor Jodie Foster and actor Tahar Rahim.
The film screens on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. PDT. Only $10 per viewing link. Limited space available.
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Before registering for this screening, you should know that a small security watermark will appear periodically on screen.