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'The Courier' Revisits the Cuban Missile Crisis at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on March 16th

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Q&A immediately following with director Dominic Cooke.

In this true-life spy thriller, an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) is recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

"What bought it home was Dominic describing the threat," says Cumberbatch. "The world sort of held its breath, it’s not just a fight between two countries, it’s every country in between them that would be affected. You had ships sailing to Cuba with missiles, you had the Americans armed and ready and you had everybody hovering over buttons and codes. It only takes a few hotheads in charge of the codes, a few polarised opinions and people shutting off and not having a dialogue for catastrophe to happen."

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 director Dominic Cooke.

The film screens on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. PDT. Only $10 per viewing link. Limited space available.

To sign up, click here. Before registering for this screening, you should know that a small security watermark will appear on screen during the screening.

The film opens in theaters nationwide on March 19.

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