Coming Home

1978 | USA | R | 127 min.


City Opera House Wed, Aug 1, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Special Screenings
Release Year:1978
Runtime:127 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hal Ashby
Produced by:Jerome Hellman
Screenwriter:Waldo Salt
Robert C. Jones
Cinematography:Haskell Wexler
Editing By:Don Zimmerman
Cast:Jane Fonda
Jon Voight
Bruce Dern
Penelope Milford


Jane Fonda conceived this shattering film about anation and a marriage splitting apart after working with veterans and serviceman, shepherding the project through development and finding a director she knew would do the story justice (the incredible Hal Ashby, see also TCFF 2018's Hal). The result is a quiet masterpiece filled with moments so tender and uncompromising, it’s the kind of moving work that is the most precious of cinematic miracles. Fonda received an Oscar for her performance as Sally Hyde, a military wife who embarks on a transformative affair with a war-weary paraplegic vet (Jon Voight) while her Marine captain husband (Bruce Dern) is deployed overseas. One of the first Hollywood films to openly and honestly confront the aftermath of the Vietnam War, we revisit this landmark work on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary.