Opening Night Gala: Spy
Smart, thrilling, and hilarious, Spy headlines tour-de-force Melissa McCarthy as a backroom analyst catapulted into the field as a full-fledged CIA agent. From the mind of comic genius Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) with an all-star cast: Jason Statham Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney. Seattle's biggest and best party follows the screening!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
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Opening Night Gala: Spy | May 14 | Film: McCaw Hall | Party: Exhibition Hall
Our Opening Night Gala kicks off the Festival with a night full of fun, great food, cocktails, and dancing!
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Emmy-winning and Oscar®-nominated comic tour-de-force Melissa McCarthy brings her unique blend of slapstick and wit to this side-splitting, action-packed, globetrotting spy comedy from the mind of Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and co-creator of NBC's cult television show "Freaks and Geeks." McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a frumpy desk-bound CIA operative and analyst responsible for the safety of partner and secret agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes). But when Fine suddenly succumbs to a bullet courtesy of Bulgarian assassin Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne, Neighbors), Cooper is galvanized into action, convincing her agency chief (Allison Janney, "The West Wing") to allow her to go undercover, travel to Europe, and avenge her partner's death with the help of excitable colleague Nancy (Miranda Hart, "Call the Midwife"), a lecherous Italian agent (Peter Serafinowicz, Guardians of the Galaxy), and her two fists-Cagney and Lacey. With a superb ensemble cast that includes Morena Baccarin ("Homeland"), Bobby Cannavale ("Boardwalk Empire"), 50 Cent, and a game Jason Statham hysterically spoofing the tough guy image he's cultivated since Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Spy plays off the tried-and-true tropes of espionage thrillers with an unbridled glee, combining big laughs with even bigger action sequences into an overwhelmingly entertaining secret mission.
Originally from Michigan, Paul Feig moved to Los Angeles to attend school and work as a guide at Universal Studios Hollywood. He began taking small acting roles in television and movies before creating the now-beloved high-school dramedy, "Freaks and Geeks," with Judd Apatow. Feig is known for directing I Am David (2003),Unaccompanied Minors (2006), Bridesmaids (2011), and The Heat (2013).
- Director: Paul Feig
- Principal Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Morena Baccarin
- Country: USA
- Year: 2015
- Running Time: 120 minutes
- Producer: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Paul Feig
- Screenplay: Paul Feig
- Cinematographers: Robert D. Yeoman
- Music: Theodore Shapiro
- Website: Official Film Website
- Filmography: The Heat (2013), Bridesmaids (2011), Unaccompanied Minors (2006), I Am David (2003), Life Sold Separately (1997)
- Language: English
- US Distributor: 20th Century Fox