‘Last Days in Vietnam’ documentary to be shown at Guthries Theater in Lewiston Dec. 20

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LEWISTON — Guthries Independent Theater will host the historical/war documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam” by Rory Kennedy, Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20. 

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends.

Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.

The theater is at 22 Park Street. Showimes are Friday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 207-376-3344.

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