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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
BUY TICKETS 8pm Saturday 23 September
LOCATION Hadstock Village Hall
DIRECTORS Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
CAST Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina
Tina Fey stars in this comedy drama as a US TV correspondent who finds herself reporting from Afghanistan.
Tina Fey stars as US TV correspondent Kim Barker, who in 2002 volunteered to cover the war in Afghanistan for her network. Completely inexperienced and unprepared, she was dropped into the middle of a war zone and yet quickly grew to love the adrenaline-paced work. Based on the real Barker’s memoirs, this is an enjoyable blend of comedy and drama with Fey comfortably demonstrating her comic timing while deftly handling the more serious stuff.
(2016 USA 112 mins)
Tickets also for sale locally from Helen Hewlett, Chantry House, Walden Road, Hadstock Tel: 01223 892098 or email@example.com.
Fey’s character, who has the convincing cynicism of a career journalist, grows in experience as the conflict deepens, and Carlock’s deft debut screenplay ensures that death and absurdity hover on either side of a knife edge. The romances that bring levity to Barker’s original account are woven in here…but Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’s focus remains on the female stories: Barker’s own, of course, but that of rival correspondent Tanya Vanderpool…and the Afghan women who shape the narratives of war. Alice Vincent, The Telegraph
BBFC advice: Contains very strong language, strong sex references, injury detail and drug use
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