Filmworker

Directed by Tony Zierra

Year: 2018
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Filmworker

Cast
Leon Vitali
Stanley Kubrick
Ryan O'Neal
Matthew Modine
R. Lee Ermey
Stellan Skarsgård
Daniel Lloyd
Marie Richardson
Pernilla August

Crew
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

Reviews

“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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Venue City Date
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1533873600August 10 - August 12, 2018
Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus 1529035200June 15 - June 16, 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
Art Theatre Champaign 1528171200June 5, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston 1527912000June 2 - June 14, 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 7, 2018
Landmark Lagoon Cinema Minneapolis 1527825600June 1 - June 7, 2018
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema Boston 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
Parkway Theatre Baltimore 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 2018
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1527220800May 25 - May 31, 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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