“Captain Phillips” Screening at the Newseum

When Tom Hanks arrived at the entrance to the Newseum, a group of sailors and other fans waited for him behind a rope line. He asked for their smartphones so they could shoot “selfies” with him.

Tom Hanks shows his mastery of the smartphone camera.

For Tom Hanks, shooting a selfie with a sailor was a few-step process as they got the camera programmed.

Snap, snap, snap. How many times will this sailor show his friends the selfie with Tom Hanks?

Tom Hanks obligingly posed for several pictures with sailors.

A photo bomb by “Wilson,” a look-alike of the volleyball that served as Hanks’s costar in the film “Cast Away.”

The audience at the Newseum screening of “Captain Phillips.” Among them were the real life Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates, and Navy Commander Frank Castellano, who managed his rescue.

Onstage at the Newseum, before the film rolled, “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass was joined by the films stars, Tom Hanks, who portrays Phillips, and Barkhad Abdi, who plays a Somali pirate.

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