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Library film lands on the Hudson River

Posted on: February 3, 2017

At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a U.S. Airways pilot and co-pilot take off with 155 passengers onboard their plane. Suddenly they hit a flock of birds. First one engine goes dead and then the other. As they try to figure out the safest place to land, the plane loses altitude and they realize the Hudson River is their only option.

This Thursday at 6:00 p.m., the Murphy Library is showing Sully, a true story of heroism starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. The film is rated PG-13 and running time is 96 minutes. Clint Eastwood directed.

Even though you know the outcome, the film is mesmerizing as it follows plane’s descent and the government investigation afterwards. It is especially moving to watch the pilot dealing with his memories of the emergency landing, and trying to stay focused at the hearings.

Several scenes were filmed in Georgia, such as the air traffic control and hearing room at Gwinnett Technical College, a hotel entrance at 191 Peachtree Street, and a pub at 200 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

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