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Hamptons International Film Festival: SummerDocs Screening #3

When: August 16, 2014 7:30 PM
Price: Reserved Seating $23/$21 members
Event Phone Number: 631-324-0806
Guild Hall
158 Main St
East Hampton NY 11937

SummerDocs, a series of highly-anticipated documentary films, is one of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s signature events. SummerDoc #3 will screen Last Days of Vietnam. Hosted by board member Alec Baldwin, who co-curates the series with HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent.

Last Days of Vietnam: 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, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. 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.

Produced and Directed by Rory Kennedy. Written by Mark Bailey and Keven McAlester. Edited by Don Kleszy. Executive Producer: Mark Samels. Film Running Time: 98 minutes

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