AFS Announces Red Carpet Texas Premiere Of Linklater’s New Film LAST FLAG FLYING


AUSTIN, TX – (October 5, 2017) The Austin Film Society (AFS) and Amazon Studios will host the Texas Red Carpet Premiere of Richard Linklater’s new film LAST FLAG FLYING on Tuesday, October 24, at the AFS Cinema. Tickets will go on sale to AFS members on October 5 and the general public on October 6 on the AFS website.

WHO:  Austin Film Society
WHAT: Red Carpet Texas Premiere of Richard Linklater’s LAST FLAG FLYING
WHEN: October 24, 2017, 7 p.m.
WHERE:  AFS Cinema | 6406 N Interstate 35 Suite 3100, Austin, TX 78752
CONTACTS:  Brandy Fons | | 310-809-8882- Red Carpet/Interviews/ Media Seats
Christine Lemchi | | 512-779-5130- Red Carpet/Interviews/Media Seats
Austin Film Society | Christine Lee |
Austin Film Society | Meghan Malone |

The film follows three Vietnam War vets who reunite after 30 years and embark on a bittersweet road trip to bury a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. The film is directed by Richard Linklater, AFS Founder and Artistic Director. LAST FLAG FLYING opens in theaters on November 3 and in Austin on November 10.

Amazon Studios is a presenting sponsor of the Premiere.


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For interviews, media seats at the screening, or red carpet, please RSVP to Christine Lemchi at


In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with former Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Director Richard Linklater and author Darryl Ponicsan collaborated on the screenplay which follows the trio as they wrestle with the pangs of war both past and present.