Magazine article Screen International

Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' to Open New York Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' to Open New York Film Festival

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Amazon Studios lands awards season slot, will release theatrically in November.

In an unusually early announcement, top brass at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have selected Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying to open the 55th New York Film Festival.

The film will receive its world premiere on September 28 and marks another coup for the streaming giants after Netflix’s 13th opened the festival last year. Amazon Studios financed Last Flag Flying and will release theatrically in the awards season corridor on November 17. FilmNation holds international sales rights.

Last Flag Flying stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as three Vietnam-era Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell’s character who has been killed in Iraq.

Carell, Cranston and Fishburne portray older versions of the characters played in Hal Ashby’s 1973 drama The Last Detail by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson and the late Otis Young. …

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