RETROGRADE Screening with Filmmaker Q&A


Sun, Dec 4, 2022    
3:00 pm-6:00 pm


Upstate Films' Orpheum Theatre
156 Main St. , Saugerties, NY, 12401

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Followed by Q&A with Academy Award nominated filmmaker Matthew Heinemann, hosted by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone.

Complimentary reception to follow just down the street at The Dutch Ale House. Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

ABOUT THE FILM: RETROGRADE captures the final nine months of America’s twenty-year war in Afghanistan from multiple perspectives: one of the last US Special Forces units deployed there; a young Afghan general and his corps fighting to defend their homeland against all odds; and the civilians desperately attempting to flee as the country collapses and the Taliban take over. From rarely seen operational control rooms to the frontlines of battle to the chaotic Kabul airport during the final US withdrawal, this film offers a cinematic and historic window onto the end of America’s longest war, and the costs endured for those most intimately involved.

‘A jaw-dropping look at the final nine months of America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan’ 

– Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

‘Remarkable … sharper and more artfully framed than most Hollywood features’

– Peter DeBruge, Variety

‘A triumph of access and unbelievable bravery’

– Katie Walsh, The Wrap