Sunday, March 7, 2010

Press Release: FSU to Welcome D'Onofrio to Kubrick Film Festival

..and an update to our previous post "An Evening with Vincent D'Onofrio" -- the ticket price will be $10.

Orlando Sentinel, 3.7.10

Florida State University is trying to lure film fans to Tallahassee with a Stanley Kubrick Film Festival, a retrospective week (Mar. 19-26) of Kubrick films, with one of his producers, Jan Harlan, in attendance, and the actor who tells the best Stanley Stories, Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) there as well.

Hey kids, get Vince to tell the “I Am Spartacus” joke.

The full press release from FSU is below, with details, prices, etc.

The Florida State University Student Life Cinema has scheduled a week-long festival focusing on the oeuvre of one of the giants in moviemaking: the late film director Stanley Kubrick. The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival will kick off on March 19 and run until March 26, and will feature screenings of some of the director’s best-known works.

Guest panelists for the festival include director-producer Jan Harlan, the executive producer of all of Kubrick’s films from “Barry Lyndon” (1975) until “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), as well as the Kubrick project “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” directed by Steven Spielberg in 2001 after Kubrick’s death. As Kubrick’s producer and brother-in-law, Harlan has an unparalleled perspective on Kubrick both as an artist and a family member. He has agreed to speak during three nights of the festival and will contribute a documentary, “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures.”

Another guest panelist is actor-director Vincent D’Onofrio, who memorably portrayed Private Pyle in Kubrick’s 1987 war film “Full Metal Jacket.” D’Onofrio will join with Harlan for a special question-and-answer session following the screening of “Full Metal Jacket” on Friday, March 26. In addition, he will present two of his own films that he produced and directed when “An Evening with Vincent D’Onofrio” is held on Saturday, March 27.

“Stanley Kubrick was the most creative and independent of modern film directors,” said Bob Howard, director of Florida State’s Askew Student Life Center, which houses the Student Life Cinema. “This is a rare opportunity to see his films on the big screen and talk with Jan Harlan, the man who was most intimately involved with the production of his films, and Vincent D’Onofrio, the ‘actor’s actor’ who played one of Kubrick’s most unforgettable characters.”

Kubrick died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 70, just days after completing his final film, “Eyes Wide Shut.”

The schedule for the Stanley Kubrick Film Festival is as follows:

· Friday, March 19, 7 p.m.: “Paths of Glory” (1957) at All Saints Cinema, 918½ Railroad Ave.

· Saturday, March 20, 7 p.m.: “Lolita” (1962) at All Saints Cinema

· Monday, March 22, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.: “Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) at Student Life Cinema, 942 Learning Way

· Tuesday, March 23, 7 and 10:30 p.m.: “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999) at Student Life Cinema

· Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan, at Student Life Cinema

· Wednesday, March 24, 10:30 p.m. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)

· Thursday, March 25, 6:30 and 10:30 p.m.: “The Shining” (1980), followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan and Andrew Snyder of the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts, at Student Life Cinema

· Friday, March 26, 7 p.m.: “Full Metal Jacket” (1987), followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan and Vincent D’Onofrio, Student Life Cinema

· Friday, March 26, midnight: “A Clockwork Orange” (1971) at Student Life Cinema

The day after the film festival concludes, D’Onofrio will screen two films that he directed and produced, “Five Minutes Mr. Welles” (2005) and “Don’t Go In the Woods” (2008), on Saturday, March 27. Both will be shown at the Student Life Cinema beginning at 7:30 p.m.

All screenings at the Student Life Cinema are free for Florida State University students with a valid ID and $5 for the general public, with the exception of “Full Metal Jacket” on Friday, March 26, and “An Evening with Vincent D’Onofrio” on Saturday, March 27, both of which will be $10 for general admission. “Full Metal Jacket” tickets can be purchased online at www.tickets.fsu.edu or by phone at (850) 644-6500 starting on March 8; all other tickets for Student Life Cinema events are available at the theater box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

The two films screened at All Saints Cinema will be regularly priced. Visit www.tallahasseefilmsociety.com for ticketing information. For full festival information, including screening times and directions, visit www.movies.fsu.edu/kubrick.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Ok - does anybody know what the "I am Spartacus" joke is?

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