Last Days in Vietnam

Harris Theater

October 24 to October 30
Fri: 7:30 | Sat: 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 | Sun: 2:30 | Mon-Thur: 7:30

"Director Rory Kennedy's documentary isn't an examination of the rights or wrongs of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, but a thrilling narrative told with first-person stories of the war's chaotic end.” — NPR

The latest from acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy chronicles the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War. In 1975, as North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance quickly crumbled, leaving a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives to prepare the withdrawal, and help rescue as many of their allies as possible. But the White House issues strict instructions: Evacuate only Americans. A number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. It’s a highly dramatic true story made more intense by amazing archival footage that appears to cover every breathtaking moment. (Rory Kennedy; USA; 2014; 98 min)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Review
by Barry Paris