Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War On Film
Coming January 30, 2018
Watch for our next series, Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War on Film, beginning January 30, with weekly Tuesday lectures by Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of "Painters in Hanoi: An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art." With the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive looming in January 2018, and on the heels of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's PBS documentary, this series will take a close look at how the war and its legacy in Vietnam and Cambodia were represented in film, from the perspective of both Southeast Asian and international filmmakers. Films planned for inclusion include Peter Davis's HEARTS AND MINDS (1974), Francis Coppola's APOCALYPSE NOW (1979), Roland Joffé's THE KILLING FIELDS (1984), Rithy Panh's S21: THE KHMER ROUGE DEATH MACHINE (2003), and Trinh T. Minh-ha's FORGETTING VIETNAM (2016).