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UW Cinematheque - A Piece of Vietnam

Coming Home | USA | 1978 | 35mm | 127 min. Director: Hal Ashby Cast: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Event Details

Saturday, February 19, 2022
7:15 p.m.
4070 Vilas Hall
Among the first mainstream Hollywood films to address the Vietnam War with a critical attitude, this melodrama set in 1968 tells the story of Sally (Fonda), who volunteers at a veterans’ hospital while her husband (Dern), an army captain, is away fighting. After she meets and falls for a recovering and embittered paraplegic (Jon Voight), Sally is moved to reconsider her prior views. Ashby, nearing the end of his 70s hot streak, manages to create a memorably loose, shaggy, and real atmosphere.