Last Flag Flying
USA, 2017, 124mins, M Offensive language & sexual references
- Directed by Richard Linklater (‘Boyhood’, ‘A Scanner Darkly’, ‘Fast Food Nation’)
- Starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne, Yul Vazquez, Cicely Tyson, J. Quinton Johnson, Richard Robichaux, Lee Harrington
- Written by Richard Linklater, Darryl Ponicsan
- Comedy, Drama
- 28 April, Saturday, 7:30PM NEW
- 30 April, Monday, 7:30PM
In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Fishburne) 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.