'Stanley Kubrick' at LACMA
"Stanley Kubrick," opening Nov. 1 at LACMA, features more than 1,000 objects pulled from the legendary filmmaker's personal archives. The exhibition represents a formidable and somewhat daunting plunge into the mind of one of cinema's greatest directorial talents.
LACMA's exhibition emphasizes the connections between some of Kubrick's films and specific works of art. Kubrick was a well-rounded filmmaker who drew inspiration from the broad cultural spectrum. Sometimes the visual references in his movies were deliberate, while at other times it is less clear who was influencing who. The exhibition provides a fascinating survey of the dialogue between Kubrick's filmography and the world of visual art. (Museum Associates / LACMA)
"Kubrick and Co.," the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's tribute film series to its expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition comes to a close this weekend. The exhibition also closes its doors on Sunday.
The series looks at key films in the maverick director's career, as well as examining relevant work by other filmmakers.
Screening Friday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater is Sam Fuller's tough-fisted 1957 "China Gate," which is set during the final stages of the French war in Vietnam. Angie Dickinson, Gene Barry and Nat "King" Cole star.
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Kubrick's Vietnam War drama, 1987's "Full Metal Jacket," starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio and R. Lee Ermey, rounds out the double bill.
On tap for Saturday is Luis Bunuel's 1967 French classic "Belle de Jour," starring Catherine Deneuve as a Parisian housewife who becomes a prostitute by day, and Kubrick's last film, 1999's surreal, enigmatic "Eyes Wide Shut," starring then hubby-and-wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The director's swan song was released after his death.
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