Please join us on June 16 for a very special screening of Paramount Pictures’ WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT starring Tina Fey, followed by a Q&A and book signing with real-life reporter Kim Barker, whose memoir the film is based.
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT is a sharp and satirical take on combat journalists and an illuminating story of self-discovery. The film follows Kim (Fey) as she decides to shake things up by taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. There, in the midst of chaos, Kim discovers her true strength as she risks it all to find the next big story.
- Check in time: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
- Screening: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Q&A: 8:30-9:00 p.m.
- Reception and Book Signing: 9:00-10:00 p.m.
This event is open to the public - nonmembers can RSVP here, members please RSVP below. Kim's book will also be available for purchase ($10.00, cash only please).
Kim Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009, based in New Delhi and Islamabad. Her book about those years, “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” a dark comedic take on her time in South Asia, was published by Doubleday. The movie version, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," was released in March 2016, starring Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton. Barker is now a metro reporter at The New York Times, specializing in investigative reporting and narrative writing. Before joining The Times in mid-2014, Ms. Barker was an investigative reporter at ProPublica, writing mainly about campaign finance and the fallout from the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
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