Going Upriver: The Long War Of John Kerry

2004, Movie, NR, 92 mins

Going Upriver: The Long War Of John Kerry
George Butler's unexpectedly poignant look at presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry's tour of duty in Vietnam and his subsequent pivotal role in the antiwar movement opened amidst a glut of political documentaries. While the film is unabashedly pro-Kerry — Butler and Kerry are longtime friends — it isn't simple hagiography; it's also a portrait of Vietnam War-era America. After a brief recap of Kerry's childhood and his college years at Yale, Butler examines Kerry's military service in Vietnam, where the young lieutenant proved a strong leader and a brave soldier. When Kerry returned stateside in 1969, he wrestled with feelings of disillusionment that weig...
Released: 2004 Rated: NR Length: 92 mins

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