Movies Make the News: The Killing Fields (1984)


Theater 3 Sat, Sep 10, 2022 6:30 PM


September 10 Only - SOLD OUT

With special guest Sam Waterston, in conversation with Richard Schlesinger.

Director: Roland Joffé
Starring: Sam Waterston; Haing S. Ngor; John Malkovich; Julian Sands
Music by: Mike Oldfield

New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg (Sam Waterston) is on assignment covering the Cambodian Civil War, with the help of local interpreter Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor) and American photojournalist Al Rockoff (John Malkovich). When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, Schanberg makes exit arrangements for Pran and his family. Pran, however, tells Schanberg he intends to stay in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story -- a decision he may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in.

2hrs 21mins / R

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston's career has included a plethora of film and television credits as well as repeated returns to the stage. His trophy case includes Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, OBIE, and Drama Desk Awards. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role as journalist Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984) and six Emmy Award nominations for his roles in I'll Fly Away and Law & Order. Recently Sam co-starred in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom for HBO. This year, Waterson will star in his 18th season as ‘District Attorney Jack McCoy’ in the NBC revival of Law and Order, which will return on September 22. Read more

Richard Schlesinger

Richard Schlesinger began his career as a political reporter with Miami-based WPLG-TV, where he won Sigma Delta Chi Award. In 1980. He then served as Washington bureau chief for the Post-Newsweek Television Stations until 1984, when he joined CBS News. At CBS, Schlesinger was based in Miami and covered stories throughout the southeastern United States and South America. In 1987–1990, he was a correspondent at CBS News Northeast bureau, also working as an investigative reporter for the CBS Evening News and as a substitute anchor for morning news and weekend editions of the news. From 1990 through 1997, he was a full-time correspondent for 48 Hours and served as a contributor to CBS News Sunday MorningRead more

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