By Stephan Lee
September 05, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

Last Days in Vietnam

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Most of the footage cut together in Rory Kennedy’s latest doc is nearly four decades old, but the tension and resonance feel immediate. The film focuses on the fraught evacuation of Saigon in April 1975 as the North Vietnamese army encroached and American officers scrambled to board South Vietnamese allies onto the last helicopters out of the country. Army captain Stuart Herrington and Vietnamese naval officer Dam Pham anchor a roster of talking heads in a poignant, stirring meld of past and present. A-

Last Days in Vietnam

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