Mondo Presents: Full Metal Jacket

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Mondo Presents: Full Metal Jacket says
"I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture... and kill them.”

For one night only -- June 26th, 2017 -- Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo’s yearlong homage to visionary director Stanley Kubrick heads to Vietnam for the bleak, funny and searing FULL METAL JACKET. These coast-to-coast screenings mark the landmark film's 30th anniversary, and each ticket includes an exclusive t-shirt featuring the film's iconic "Born To Kill" poster artwork.

In FULL METAL JACKET, based on the semi-autobiographical novel "The Short-Timers" by Gustav Hasford, Kubrick looks at the steady process of dehumanization that a group of draftees undergo so they can become Marine killing machines in Vietnam. Starting with the infamous boot camp sequence - the sequence that spawned a million filthy quotes and introduced the world to drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey - going to the streets of Hue, FULL METAL JACKET follows Private Joker (Matthew Modine) and his buddies as they are torn down and never quite put back together.

Want more Kubrick? A line of officially licensed FULL METAL JACKET apparel drawn from original film elements will be released this June, joining items from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE at mondotees.com.
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By: Alamo Drafthouse Houston