LAST FLAG FLYING – CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Monday, November 6, 8:00 p.m.
Director: Richard Linklater
Runtime: 124 minutes
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a 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. Director Richard Linklater and author Darryl Ponicsan collaborated on the screenplay which follows the trio as they wrestle with the pangs of war both past and present.
Principal Cast: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, J. Quinton Johnson
Writer: Richard Linklater, Darryl Ponicsan
Producer: Ginger Sledge, John Sloss
Cinematographer: Shane F. Kelly
Editor: Sandra Adair
Music: Graham Reynolds