Tom Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships carrying thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during World War II. For five days with no air cover, the captain and his small force of three escort ships must make their way through an area of the ocean known as “the Black Pit,” battling Nazi U-boats while protecting their invaluable ships and soldiers. “Greyhound" is inspired by events during the Battle of the Atlantic, which took place in the earliest months of America’s alliance with Great Britain and the Allied Forces. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. “Greyhound" was written by Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider and produced by Gary Goetzman.
Q&A Via Zoom
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Virtual Q&A with Director Aaron Schneider
Filmmaker Aaron Schneider is the director of the World War II thriller Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks. Schneider’s first feature, Get Low, which starred Robert Duvall and Bill Murray, drew widespread praise when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and earned Schneider the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. His short film Two Soldiers won an Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film.
Schneider began his directing career in episodic television but, interested in helming feature films, he decided to self-finance and adapt William Faulkner’s short story Two Soldiers into a short film. The 40-minute short won a top prize at the Palm Springs Film Festival which made it eligible for an Oscar®. Schneider submitted the film to the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences which led to his Academy Award®.
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