Bridge Of Spies to be shown in fundraiser

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Rye Film Club’s film this evening (Friday June 3 at 7pm) will be shown in support of St Michael’s Hospice and preceded by a short film about the Phoenix Appeal.

It is narrated by local actor Mark Benton with music by Michel Duvoisin, and information on the appeal will be available, and how to make a donation. Bridge of Spies is the main feature; during the Cold War, an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet spy, arrested in America. He is also asked to help the CIA facilitate an exchange of Abel for Gary Powers, the pilot of the American U2 spy plane shot down over Russia. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.