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Vermonters to get first look at 'Captain Phillips'

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WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters will get a chance to get a first look at the movie "Captain Phillips," about a Vermont cargo ship captain who spent five days as a hostage of Somali pirates.

The public screening is planned for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in Williston at the Majestic 10, 10 days before its national release.

The Burlington Free Press reports that Captain Richard Phillips of Underhill plans to attend.

The movie is adapted from his 2011 memoir about the April 2009 ordeal.

In the movie, Tom Hanks plays Phillips, who was rescued by Navy SEALs after five days of being held hostage on a lifeboat.

The sneak preview is a benefit for a fund created in honor of Sarah Ramsey, a Champlain College graduate, who died in June.

Tickets cost $20.

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