NOVEMBER’S DOC SOUP TO SCREEN CANADIAN PREMIERE OF RORY KENNEDY’S LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
DIRECTOR RORY KENNEDY AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARK SAMELS TO PARTICIPATE IN Q&AS
Toronto, October 7, 2014 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce that November’s Doc Soup will present the Canadian premiere of LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM (D: Rory Kennedy, USA, 98 min.) an official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM will screen on Wednesday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., and on Thursday, November 6, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West. Executive producer Mark Samels will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following select screenings, and director Rory Kennedy will participate in a Skype Q&A.
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM is a stunning look at the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War. As the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon and a Communist victory becomes inevitable, the small number of American diplomats and military operatives still in the country prepare to withdraw. With no prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese, they are faced with a difficult choice: obey White House orders to only evacuate US citizens or risk treason charges to try and save their South Vietnamese allies, friends and families from certain imprisonment and possible death. 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 lives as possible.
Single tickets for LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM are $15 ($12 for Bloor Hot Docs Cinema members) and can be purchased in advance online at www.hotdocs.ca or in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office. Student same-day tickets for the Wednesday 9:15 p.m. screening are $7.50 (with valid student ID). In the event advance tickets sell out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the door on the night of the screening. Select subscription packages for Toronto’s Doc Soup are still available and can be purchased online at www.hotdocs.ca, in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office, or by phone at 416-637-5150.
Upcoming screening dates for Toronto’s Doc Soup are December 3 and 4, January 7 and 8, February 4 and 5, March 4 and 5, and April 1 and 2. Doc Soup titles are announced at least one month prior to their screenings and, whenever possible, guest directors are in attendance.
The Doc Soup monthly screening series brings the latest Canadian and international documentaries to the big screen in Toronto and Calgary. Hot Docs also presents Best of Hot Docs weekends in Vancouver and Winnipeg.
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Doc Soup Toronto is sponsored by Rogers Group of Funds and by print media sponsor The Globe and Mail.
Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23 – May 3, 2015. An outstanding selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
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