The Critics Classics presents Full Metal Jacket at the Elk Grove Theatre on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5. The Critics Classics will be in conjunction with the Chicago Film Critics Association. There will be an introduction to the film and a short Q&A after with Patrick Bromley.
The Critics Classics at the Elk Grove Theatre will be in conjunction with the Chicago Film Critics Association. Each film will be selected by the member of the CFCA from a list they provide and will host with an introduction and a short Q&A after the show. The films will run the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM.
Full Metal Jacket:
Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is one of the most terrifyingly realistic on record). Part two takes place in Nam, as seen through the eyes of the now thoroughly indoctrinated marines. Ironically, Full Metal Jacket was filmed almost entirely in England