V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Last Flag Flying

V' 17

Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater
USA, 2017
Fiction, 124min, OF

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Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater
USA, 2017
Fiction, 124min, OF

Actors: 
Steve Carell
Larry «Doc» Shepherd
Bryan Cranston
Sal Nealon
Laurence Fishburne
Richard Mueller
Screenplay: 
Richard Linklater
Darryl Ponicsan
Sound: 
Justin Hennard
Camera: 
Shane F. Kelly
Editor: 
Sandra Adair
Composer: 
Graham Reynolds
Decoration: 
Bruce Curtis
Costume: 
Kari Perkins

Production: 
Amazon Studios
Big Indie Pictures
Cinetic Media
Detour Filmproduction
World Sales: 
FilmNation Entertainment
Format: 
DCP
Color

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd reunites with former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. “I think we learn as a culture to not judge soldiers in war. There was an overreaction to all the judgment in Vietnam and now we’ve gone to the other extreme where we’re not judging what they do at all. We’re just giving them total praise. It’s such a complex relationship, society’s relationship to the military.” (Richard Linklater, interviewed by Steven Zeitchik)

On October 24th with free breakfast. 

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