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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
1979, Francis Coppola, USA, 147 min.
With Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duval
No disrespect to THE DEER HUNTER, PLATOON, and FULL METAL JACKET, but Coppola’s eccentric epic stands as the Vietnam War movie. Over time, its apparent flaws have come to seem integral to its semi-hallucinogenic form. Transposing Joseph Conrad’s jungle odyssey Heart of Darkness from the Congo to Vietnam, the plot centers on a black ops mission to locate and terminate a colonel who has gone rogue on the wrong side of the Cambodian border. 4K DCP digital restoration of the original-release version.
Part of «Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War On Film» screening series.
More Info at: siskelfilmcenter.org/apocalypsenow