On Monday, October 29, The Washington Post will host an advance screening of the film, “A Private War,” followed by a discussion with lead actress, Rosamund Pike, and the film’s director, Matthew Heineman.

"A Private War" is a portrait of Marie Colvin, the legendary American foreign correspondent. Colvin put herself in harm's way reporting on conflict across the globe and sacrificed greatly for it, losing an eye in Sri Lanka in 2001 and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Never deterred from her mission to reveal the human cost of war, Colvin was killed in 2012 while covering the civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The discussion, led by Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan, who spent 14 years abroad as a foreign correspondent and Washington Post co-bureau chief in Tokyo, Mexico City and London, will focus on the making of the film and the dangers journalists continue to face around the world.

“A Private War” will be released wide on November 16.

The post-screening discussion will be streamed live on The Post’s site at wapo.st/aprivatewar Video of the discussion will be available online after. Media who wish to attend must RSVP.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Screening: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Discussion: 8:00 - 8:20 PM

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20071

This event is held in partnership with Aviron Pictures.