Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying" to open NYFF


Richard Linklater's last four triumphs: "Bernie," "Before Midnight," "Boyhood," and "Everybody Wants Some" have me revved up for "Last Flag Flying." This is supposed to be a spiritual successor to 1973's masterful "The Last Detail," which featured one of Jack Nicholson's very best performances.

Linklater has been a peculiar kind of director, a humanist that has kept reinventing himself throughout the last 25 years. "Last Flag Flying" will also be opening the New York Film Festival in October. There is no release date as of yet, but if the reviews are glowing you bet this will be released in the fall for awards season.

Official Synopsis:

"In Richard Linklater’s lyrical road movie, as funny as it is heartbreaking, three aging Vietnam-era Navy vets—soft-spoken Doc (Steve Carell), unhinged and unfiltered Sal (Bryan Cranston), and quietly measured Mueller (Laurence Fishburne)—reunite to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of Doc’s only child, who has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi Invasion. As this trio of old friends makes its way up the Eastern seaboard, Linklater gives us a rich rendering of friendship, a grand mosaic of common life in the USA during the Bush era, and a striking meditation on the passage of time and the nature of truth. To put it simply, Last Flag Flying is a great movie from one of America’s finest filmmakers."
The New York Film Festival runs from September 28th to October 15th. 
“Last Flag Flying” will be released in cinemas by Amazon.

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