What Critics are Saying about Richard Linklater's LAST FLAG FLYING - Opening at AFS Cinema Thursday

Starting this Thursday, November 9, the AFS Cinema is proud to present the newest film from Austin Film Society founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater. Steve Carrell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston star as three old military buddies who have lost touch with one another and who are brought together again in middle age by a tragedy. It's a film of deeply felt moments of fine ensemble acting, and there are unexpected detours into humor along the way.

This is a special week for us because LAST FLAG FLYING is the first new Richard Linklater film to open at the theater he recently established, the AFS Cinema. Each screening will be followed by an exclusive pre-recorded video Q&A with Linklater, filmed at the LAST FLAG FLYING Austin Premiere.

Please come see LAST FLAG FLYING with us at the AFS Cinema, where your ticket dollars support a full range of Austin Film Society artist and community programs. Tickets are on sale now.

But don't just take our word for it about LAST FLAG FLYING. Here's what the critics are saying:

Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly calls LAST FLAG FLYING "a modest, bittersweet thing of beauty."

A.O. Scott of the New York Times says the film is "enormously thought provoking" and observes that it "grapples with matters that other movies about war prefer not to think about."

Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times calls it "a sharp critique of American bluster, but also a sincere and funny valentine to everyday American life."

And Joshua Rotkopf of Time Out hits the nail on the head: "Last Flag Flying arrives at a terrible moment of timeliness, when the subject of military grieving and callousness from higher-ups dominates the news. In that regard, it plays like one of Linklater’s most intimate gifts, an adult rumination on the tricky subject of patriotism."

See the trailer, and buy tickets for LAST FLAG FLYING here.