Retrograde captures the final nine months of America's twenty-year war in Afghanistan from multiple perspectives: one of the last US Special Forces units deployed there; a young Afghan general and his corps fighting to defend their homeland against all odds; and the civilians desperately attempting to flee as the country collapses and the Taliban take over. From rarely seen operational control rooms to the frontlines of battle to the chaotic Kabul airport during the final US withdrawal, this film offers a cinematic and historic window onto the end of America’s longest war, and the costs endured for those most intimately involved.Director's Bio:Matthew Heineman is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. In 2019, he received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First Time Feature Film Director from the Directors Guild of America for his narrative debut A Private War, making Heineman and Martin Scorsese the only filmmakers ever nominated for both narrative and documentary DGA Awards. Heineman’s 2015 film Cartel Land, which explores vigilantes taking on Mexican drug cartels, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and won three Primetime Emmy Awards."A powerful and important film giving us a sense of what it's like to be in Afghanistan for an American and Afghan soldier alike. Incredible access and footage. A truly immersive documentary that people will want to experience." –BendFilm Team


Oct 06 2022


12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

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