Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Jan 12, 2019
7:30pm

LEON VITALI – KUBRICK’S RIGHT-HAND MAN
Double Feature! Leon Vitali and Matthew Modine In Person!
FULL METAL JACKET / FILMWORKER
Discussion between films with Leon Vitali and Matthew Modine.
FULL METAL JACKET
1987, Warner Bros. , 116 min, Dir: Stanley Kubrick

A superb ensemble falls in for Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant saga about the Vietnam war and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers. Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer (Vincent D’Onofrio), Cowboy (Arliss Howard) and others experience bootcamp hell pitbulled by a leather-lunged D.I. (R. Lee Ermey), who views would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something even worse. The action is savage, the story unsparing and the dialogue spiked with scathing humor from basic training to Hue City combat nightmare.


FILMWORKER
2017, Kino Lorber, 94 min, USA, Dir: Tony Zierra

After his acclaimed performance as Lord Bullingdon in Stanley Kubrick’s BARRY LYNDON, young actor Leon Vitali surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. Their complex, interdependent relationship was founded on devotion, sacrifice and the grueling, joyful reality of the creative process. This new documentary enters their unique world and shows how the mundane gives rise to the magnificent as timeless cinema is brought to life at its most practical and profound level.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jan 12, 2019 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Leon Vitali In Person!
Thu, Jan 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Leon Vitali In Person!
Fri, Jan 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Leon Vitali In Person!
Sun, Jan 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
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