Directed by Tony Zierra

Year: 2018
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Subjects: Film Studies
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Leon Vitali
Stanley Kubrick
Ryan O'Neal
Matthew Modine
R. Lee Ermey
Stellan Skarsgård
Daniel Lloyd
Marie Richardson
Pernilla August

Directed by Tony Zierra
Produced by Elizabeth Yoffe

Leon Vitali was a rising British television actor when Stanley Kubrick picked him for the role of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon. That first encounter with the famed auteur proved decisive — he swiftly resolved to devote the rest of his life working for the director, this time behind the scenes, and took on just about every job available: casting director, acting coach, location scouter, sound engineer, color corrector, A.D., promoter, and eventually restorer of Kubrick’s films. Tony Zierra’s affecting documentary profiles the devoted “filmworker” — Vitali’s preferred job title — as he enthusiastically recounts his days with the notoriously meticulous, volatile and obsessive director. The experiences brought both tremendous sacrifice and glowing pride. Filmworker celebrates the invisible hands that shape masterpieces, reminding us that behind every great director, there is a Leon Vitali. – Telluride Film Festival


“Movie love at its purest. A celebration of its anonymous inhabitants’ role in bringing our collective dreams to life.”

“Five stars! Tender. A revealing and stirring celebration of one of cinema’s unacknowledged heroes.”

“An arresting cinemaniac documentary. Pure candy for Kubrick buffs.”

“Revealing. A fascinating portrait of Stanley Kubrick's devoted aide de camp. Honors the hard-working, often unacknowledged craftsmen in the film industry.”

“Catnip to Kubrick obsessives.”

“The ultimate fan story: a tale of what it means to live vicariously through a genius.”

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Row House Cinema Pittsburgh 1538712000October 5 - October 11, 2018
Oriental Theatre Milwaukee 1534478400August 17 - August 23, 2018
Cary Theater Cary 15343920008/16-17, 8/23
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1533873600August 10 - August 12, 2018
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria 1533355200August 4 - August 5, 2018
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1532664000July 27 - August 9, 2018
Prytania Theatre New Orleans 1532577600July 26, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha Omaha 1532232000July 22, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Mueller Austin 1531454400July 13 - July 19, 2018
Cinestudio Hartford 1530849600July 6 - July 12, 2018
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids 1530849600July 6 - July 19, 2018
The Music Hall Portsmouth 1530244800June 29 - July 5, 2018
Normal Theatre Normal 15296400006/22, 6/24, 6/28, 6/30, 7/1
Film Streams Omaha 1529640000June 22 - June 28, 2018
Boedecker Theater @ Dairy Arts Center Boulder 1529467200June 20 - June 23, 2018
Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh Raleigh 1529380800June 19, 2018
Coolidge Corner Theatre Brookline 1529035200June 15 - June 21, 2018
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1529035200June 15 - June 16, 2018
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1528862400June 13, 2018
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1528430400June 8 - June 14, 2018
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1528430400June 8 - June 14, 2018
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver 1528430400June 8 - June 14, 2018
Miami Beach Cinematheque Miami Beach 1528430400June 8 - June 21, 2018
Chalmette Movies Chalmette 1528430400June 8 - June 12, 2018
Texas Theatre Dallas 15284304006/8-9, 6/12
Kiggins Theatre Vancouver 1528430400June 8 - June 14, 2018
Videology Brooklyn 15282576006/6, 6/8
Art Theatre Champaign 1528171200June 5, 2018
Grail MovieHouse Asheville 1528171200June 5, 2018
Camelot Theatres Palm Springs 1527912000June 2 - June 7, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston 1527912000June 2 - June 14, 2018
Acme Screening Room Lambertville 1527912000June 2, 2018
Arena Cinelounge Los Angeles 1527825600June 1 - June 21, 2018
Santa Barbara International Film Festival / Riviera Theatre Santa Barbara 1527825600June 1, 2018
Landmark E Street Cinema Washington 1527825600June 1 - June 7, 2018
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta 1527825600June 1 - June 7, 2018
Music Box Theatre Chicago 1527825600June 1 - June 14, 2018
Landmark Lagoon Cinema Minneapolis 1527825600June 1 - June 7, 2018
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1527825600June 1 - June 7, 2018
Rio Theater Vancouver 15277392005/31, 6/3
Laemmle Fine Arts Los Angeles 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema Boston 1527220800May 25 - June 7, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1527220800May 25 - June 7, 2018
Cinema Village New York 1527220800May 25 - June 7, 2018
Hollywood Theatre Portland 1527220800May 25 - June 7, 2018
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
Colonial Theatre Phoenixville 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
FilmBar Phoenix 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Mayfair Ottawa 1526616000May 18 - May 24, 2018
Metrograph New York 1526011200May 11 - May 24, 2018
Ragtag Cinema Columbia 1525060800April 30, 2018

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