The Deer Hunter
Directed by Michael Cimino. US. 1978. R. 3 hours 4 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
Sun., November 3, 2019
Winner of Five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Cimino) and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), this landmark movie explores the damage war inflicts on those who fight it – and those waiting at home. Three friends (Robert DeNiro, John Savage and Walken) from a small Pennsylvania steel town enlist in the Army during the height of the Vietnam War. Even though all three survive the war, they still wage daily personal battles as they struggle with civilian life. Meryl Streep and character actor titan John Cazale (in his final role) co-star in this unforgettable drama.