Flight

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Flight
Robert Zemeckis, 2012
USA | 138 minutes

Closing Night, World Premiere! Robert Zemeckis and members of the cast in person at Alice Tully Hall screenings!

Triumphantly returning to live-action filmmaking for the first time since Cast Away 12 years ago, Robert Zemeckis teams with Denzel Washington on the tense and edgy thriller Flight. In a brilliant, heart-stopping sequence, pilot Whip Whitacker (Washington), after an all-nighter of booze, sex and drugs, boldly guides a crippled airliner to a crash landing that nearly all the passengers survive. Although he is acclaimed as a hero, the legal, moral and ethical aspects of Whip’s behavior before and after the accident are much more ambiguous than initially meet the public eye.  A study of addiction far more complex than the norm, Flight is a compelling drama anchored by a great performance from one of our most distinguished actors. John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo and Kelly Reilly offer vibrant supporting turns in what is certain to be one of the most talked-about movies of the season. A Paramount Pictures release.

Series: NYFF50: Gala Tributes

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Howard Gilman Theater, Alice Tully Hall

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