A Call to Spy
November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:10 pm
A Call to Spy is an historical drama inspired by the true stories of women recruited into England’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II. Desperate for new recruits, the SOE, created in 1940 after the fall of France and before the US joined the war, decided to train women as spies as it was believed that women could move more freely than men in occupied territories. Vera Atkins, a Romanian Jewish immigrant in London, was the spymistress in charge of the program. The work was extremely dangerous, with all recruits risking death and many were killed or sent to concentration camps. The film follows the stories of Vera Atkins and two recruits: Virginia Hall, an American with a prosthetic leg and Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim pacifist born of Indian and Russian parents.
A Call to Spy is an engrossing and often thrilling spy drama and a tribute to this courageous and diverse group of women who showed extraordinary bravely and ingenuity. Sarah Megan Thomas (writer, producer and actor) believes that its themes are timeless. “It’s about standing up as individuals and taking action for what you believe in.”
USA 2019, 124 mins, English
Director Lydia Dean Pilcher featuring Sarah Megan Thomas, Stana Katic, Radhika Apte
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