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Special Screening of Marie Colvin Bio-Pic, ‘A Private War’

Journalist Marie Colvin in 'A Private War' © Aviron Pictures

Staller Center for the Arts’ Spring Movie Series will hold a special screening of A Private War on Friday, February 22, at 7 pm. The film tells the story of the journalist and war correspondent, Marie Colvin, who was killed in 2012 while reporting from Syria.

Journalist Marie Colvin in 'A Private War' © Aviron Pictures
Journalist Marie Colvin in ‘A Private War’ © Aviron Pictures

The screening will be held in cooperation with Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism and the Long Island Press Club. It will be followed by a question and answer session with the film’s director Matthew Heineman and moderated by Howard Schneider, Founding Dean of the School of Journalism.

A Private War stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin, with Jamie Dornan and Stanley Tucci in supporting roles. Pike was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her performance.

Marie Colvin was a native Long Islander with a fearless and rebellious spirit who reported from war-town countries, giving a voice to the voiceless. Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism established the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting in her memory with strong support from the Colvin family and a Board of Advisors, which includes well known journalists from around the world. A Private War is screening at Staller Center on the seventh anniversary of Marie’s death.

General admission tickets to A Private War are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for Stony Brook University students. Order online or call the box office at (631) 632-ARTS.

Staller Center also offers a $30 movie pass for 10 films screening through February and March.

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