This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who successfully completed an emergency landing of an Airbus A320 full of passengers on the Hudson River in 2009.
Director Clint Eastwood transforms the events of Flight 1549, into a fierce, stark, haunted drama of horror narrowly avoided. The action of the film involves another shock: federal officials question Sully’s judgment and subject him and First Office Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) to an investigation that could cost him his job and even his pension.
Eastwood films the doomed flight with a terrifyingly intimate sense of danger, focussing on its existential centre, the little red button under the pilot’s thumb. Sully describes himself as "just a man who was doing his job," and therein lies the story's central appeal.