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Published On: Mon, Oct 12th, 2015

‘Standing ovation’ for Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks at ‘Bridge of Spies’ New York screening

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks received a standing ovation at the special event screening of Bridge of Spies at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. Following the screening in 23 cities around the country, Jess Cagle, Editorial Director, People and Entertainment Weekly hosted a Q&A with director Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks via satellite and livestream on Yahoo!

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: (Exclusive Coverage) BRIDGE OF SPIES: THE EXCHANGE - a satellite Q&A conversation with Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks moderated by Jess Cagle on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios) *** Local Caption *** Jess Cagle; Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 08: (Exclusive Coverage) BRIDGE OF SPIES: THE EXCHANGE – a satellite Q&A conversation with Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks moderated by Jess Cagle on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios) *** Local Caption *** Jess Cagle; Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks

This event gave film fans a unique opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion by submitting questions via Twitter using the hashtag #AskBridgeOfSpies.

Website: http://www.bridgeofspies.com

Twitter:   @BridgeOfSpies

Synopsis and Details: A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” is the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm. The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen.

Bridge of Spies is in theatres October 16, 2015

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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