The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed new film “Last Flag Flying” — starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne — showing Jan. 12-17 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Their last mission wasn’t on the battlefield.
In 2003, thirty years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps Medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend 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 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.
“Last Flag Flying” was written and directed by five-time Academy Award nominated director Richard Linklater.
“A triumph!” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A film that earns its stripes, its laughs and tears in every way.” — Pete Hammond, Deadline
“One of the very best films of the year!” — Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit.com
“Steve Carell just soared into the Oscar race.” — Patrick Ryan, USA Today
“A poignant portrait of honor and the bonds of brotherhood.” — Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
“A sincere and funny Valentine to everyday American life.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
“Last Flag Flying” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Jan. 12-17. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12; 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14; and 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.