Feature Films

‘The Post’: A Vietnam War Story

January 15, 2018

A Review by Marc Leepson - VVA Veteran Arts Editor and Senior Writer   It’s not every day that a big Hollywood movie opens with an in-country Vietnam War combat scene. In fact, it’s a rarity…

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Hiep Thi Le, 1971-2017

December 27, 2017

Hiep Thi Le, the Vietnamese-born actress best known for her starring role in the 1993 Oliver Stone film, Heaven and Earth, died December 19 of stomach cancer in Los Angeles at age 46. She was…

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Apocalypse Now: The Video Game

February 22, 2017

Word is that Francis Ford Coppola's company, American Zoetrope, is working on a video game based on his famed Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now. The company started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $900,000 for the…

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Sydney Schanberg, 1934-2016

July 11, 2016

Sydney H. Schanberg, the former New York Times  war correspondent best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, died July 9 at age 82 . The story…

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S.F. Veterans Film Festival Submissions

July 7, 2016

The fifth annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival, which will take place at Koret Auditorium at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday and Sunday November 12 and 13, is now accepting…

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Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

July 4, 2016

Michael Cimino, who won a Best Director Oscar for his highly acclaimed---and controversial--Vietnam War film, "The Deer Hunter, " died July 2  at age 77. That 1978 movie, starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, follows…

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Michael Herr, 1940-2016

June 29, 2016

Michael Herr, the journalist and author best known for his Dispatches , his 1977 stylized book of Vietnam War reporting, died June 23 at age 76. Herr went to the war zone to write a series…

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Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor

January 31, 2016

Bobbie Ann Mason, the acclaimed novelist and short story writer, was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on January 28 . Mason, who grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky, and still lives in the…

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‘Veterans in Politics’ radio

December 14, 2015

"Veterans in Politics, " the weekly radio show produced by Steve Sanson and hosted by Jim Jonas (above), will feature an interview on December 19 at 1:45 pm Pacific Time with award-winning screenplay writer David Bryant Perkins focusing on…

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Bill Murray as a Saintly Vietnam War Veteran

December 21, 2014

Bill Murray is a great comic actor, a fact we’ve known since he hit the big time when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1977. He’s also a very good dramatic actor,…

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