Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau
With “Coming Home” by Hal Ashby
Inspired by the exhibition The Cool and the Cold, where mirror reflections and parallels in the fine art of the USA and USSR play such an important part, Revolverkino at Gropius Bau adds complementarity and complexity to the big picture with three surprising pairs of films.
- Original version
Coming Home (Hal Ashby, USA 1978), original version, 19:00
Her husband is fighting in Vietnam, so Sally (Jane Fonda) volunteers at the hospital to help veterans. There she meets her former high-school sweetheart, now bound to a wheelchair by his war wounds. Old feelings are rekindled – but what happens when her husband comes home? Tolstoy said there were two kinds of story: one about leaving home and the other about returning. Coming home is one of those rare war films that centre on the return. This was the first time that US cinema turned its spotlight on the Vietnam War.
The 2G+ rule applies. For your own protection and out of respect for other visitors, we recommend wearing a medical or FFP2 mask in the building and when not on your seat. The relevant certificates will be checked at the door.