Open-Late Film Series: Good Morning Vietnam

Friday, July 19, 2019 • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heinz History Center
Pay what you wish (details below).

Add to Calendar07/19/2019 05:00 PM07/19/2019 09:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkOpen-Late Film Series: Good Morning VietnamJoin the Heinz History Center for its first-ever Open-Late Film Series in conjunction with the new exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, and examine how Hollywood portrayed the Vietnam War, what it got right, and where it fell short. Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Our Open-Late Film Series continues with a screening of the 1987 film “Good Morning Vietnam.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. with full access to the Heinz History Center’s five floors of exhibitions, including The Vietnam War: 1945-1975.

At 6:30 p.m., join a community conversation about the evening’s film featuring local Air Force photographer George Kniss, who served in Vietnam in 1963-64. Kniss’ story is told within The Vietnam War exhibit. We’ll talk about what the movie gets right, where it falls short, and how that impacts public understanding of the Vietnam War.

The screening of the film begins at 7 p.m.

About the film – “Good Morning Vietnam”

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson (J.T. Walsh), with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer’s broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh (Chintara Sukapatana), who shows him the horrors of war first-hand. Originally released in 1987.


Open-Late Film Series screenings are “pay what you wish” for all visitors – pay as much or as little as you’d like for admission! Refreshments will be available for sale, and the History Center will close to the public at the conclusion of the film screening.

Learn more about the Open-Late Film Series.

For more information, please contact Sam Moore at or 412-454-6373.