Flag Day

Jennifer Vogel’s father John was larger than life. As a child, Jennifer marveled at his magnetizing energy and ability to make life feel like a grand adventure. He taught her so much about love and joy, but he also happened to be the most notorious counterfeiter in US history. Based on a true story and directed by Sean Penn, Flag Day stars Penn and his real-life daughter Dylan Penn in an intimate family portrait about a young woman who struggles to rise above the wreckage of her past while reconciling the inescapable bond between a daughter and her father. (R, 108 mins)

“Subtle flourishes and evanescent feeling abound throughout “Flag Day,” in which Vogel’s idealized vision of her father feels simultaneously shining and impossibly tarnished.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“At times quiet and pensive, at others volatile and rebellious, the younger Penn’s freshness galvanizes the father-daughter connection and brings Vogel’s memoir to life.” – Thelma Adams, Movies for Grownups