The moral implications of drone-strikes is now the setting for a feature film. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation discovers that his targets are planning a suicide bombing. The mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of the United States and British governments.
Join us for a screening of the film and a post-screening discussion with director Gavin Hood (Tsosti, Ender’s Game) covering this timely and important film about modern warfare that mirrors real life moral dilemmas.
Eye in the Sky, starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, and Alan Rickman, will be released in select theaters on March 11th.
* Please note that this event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.
* We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes (6:45pm) prior to the screening to pick up your tickets. General seating will be on a first come, first served basis and we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals.
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