Apocalypse Now

Monday, July 9
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2hr 33mins // directed by:Francis Ford Coppola // featuring:Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Transplanting Joseph Conrad's deftly unsettling novella Heart of Darkness into the horrors of the Vietnam War, Francis Ford Coppola's insanity-drenched fever dream is one of the most harrowing examinations of conflict ever put to film.

Going over budget, over schedule, and disrupted by typhoons, heart attacks, seizures, fevers, and nervous breakdowns, Apocalypse Now is infused with a fearless delirium, as the cast and crew ventured deep into their own hearts of darkness, surviving to create a truly unique depiction of war.

A Tribute to Jay Carr

On behalf of the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Boston Society of Film Critics, we dedicate this screening as a tribute to renowned film critic Jay Carr (1936-2014).

Jay wrote reviews for The New York Post and The Detroit News before joining The Boston Globe in 1983, where he was chief film critic until 2002. His legendary "Vintage Stock" column appeared every Friday in the Globe, just one example of his ardent advocacy of independent film and local theaters committed to preserving the history of cinema. We at the Coolidge are particularly grateful for his support, vital contribution, and legacy.

With a special introduction by Boston Society of Film Critics president Tom Meek.

About Tom Meek

Tom Meek is a writer living in Cambridge. H​e is a contributor to WBUR's the ARTery, and hi​s reviews, essays, short stories and articles have appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Cambridge Day and the Charleston City Paper. Tom is also the president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and rides his bike everywhere.