Last Days of Vietnam
Director: Rory KENNEDY
United States | 2014 - 98 minutes
Friday 13th 10:30pm Knott Sky Park INTRODUCED BY A VETERAN AND IN THE PRESENCE OF LAST EVACUEES DURING THE FALL OF SAIGON
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador terminally delay the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.
Last Days In Vietnam was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature and nominated for a Critics' Choice Award by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Writers Mark Bailey & Keven McAlester were nominated for Writer's Guild Documentary Screenplay Award.