Previously at the ICA - Films
12 Mar 2016
Apocalypse Now’s film editor Walter Murch joins us for a conversation with ICA Cinema and Film Programme Manager Nico Marzano after the screening.
Apocalypse Now is Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of man's dark nature revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. Inspired by Joseph Conrad's 1902 novella Heart of Darkness (about a journey into the Congo and African jungle, and into the darkest reaches of the human psyche), the film tells the story of US Special Forces Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) on his journey into the Cambodian jungle. His mental and physical mission, to 'terminate' the dangerously lawless warlord Colonel Kurtz, who has set himself up as the God of a local tribe, soon becomes a process of self-discovery ending with an outstanding, memorable performance from Marlon Brando.
Apocalypse Now, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, USA 1979, 153 mins