Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Screening of “Beirut” and Panel Discussion
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Screening of “Beirut” and Panel Discussion

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program and Bleecker Street are co-hosting a screening of “Beirut,” a 2018 critically acclaimed action thriller set in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war.

The movie begins in 1972 Beirut, where American diplomat Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) hosts a cocktail party that ends with a tragic terrorist attack. Ten years later, CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike and Dean Norris) are caught in the crossfire of the civil war and must send Skiles back to Beirut to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind during the attack.

The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion featuring the film’s producer and screenwriter, Tony Gilroy (“Bourne Identity,” “Michael Clayton,” “Star Wars: Rogue One”) along with CAP’s Kelly Magsamen and journalist Hisham Melhem. “Beirut” premieres in theaters on April 14, 2018.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.


Featured panelists:
Tony Gilroy, producer and screenwriter, “Beirut”
Kelly Magsamen, vice president, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Hisham Melhem, columnist, Annahar newspaper, Lebanon, and commentator, al Hurra Television


Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET


Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street between 10th and 11th Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at [email protected], or 202-478-6327.