November 5, 2018: Calling all Fierce, Strong, and Fearless Women! Your Chance to Preview The Girl in the Spider’s Web

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A Brief History

Crime thriller film fans, who are also fierce, strong, and fearless women, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to and enter the code: SPIDERSWEB732947.  This pass is valid for up to two seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited.

Digging Deeper  

In The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story, which is based on the 2015 novel of the same name, is directed by Fede Álvarez and stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker who has survived severe emotional and sexual abuse; Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist for Millennium and lover/partner of Lisbeth; LaKeith Stanfield as Edwin Neeham, a National Security Agency (NSA) security expert who is tracking Salander; Sylvia Hoeks as Camilla Salander, Lisbeth’s estranged twin sister who is responsible for the crimes and corruption; and Stephen Merchant as Frans Balder, a terminated employee of the NSA who developed a program called Firewall, which accesses the world’s nuclear codes.

The film will be released in the United States on November 9, 2018.

Teaser poster

Questions for students: Did you ever read the novel The Girl in the Spider’s Web?  Also, are you planning on seeing this movie?

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Historical Evidence

For more information about the novel that this film is based on, please see…

Lagercrantz, DavidThe Girl in the Spider’s Web.  Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2017.

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For more information about this film, please see The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story‘s official website at

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Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.