Twilight's Last Gleaming
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
CAST: BURT LANCASTER, ROSCOE LEE BROWNE, JOSEPH COTTEN, CHARLES DURNING
The 6:30pm screening will be introduced by Nicolas Rapold, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment.
Escaping Hollywood for West Germany, Aldrich produced this masterful late-career nailbiter in which Burt Lancaster’s Air Force General leads a team of disaffected patriots on a mission to capture nine nuclear missiles, holding the world for ransom until the president (Charles Durning) makes classified information about the Vietnam War public. “The opposite of a message movie, the film climaxes on a note of shock, futility and blank despair…the final great work of a great American filmmaker.” - Dave Kehr