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Director: Tony Zierra

Filmworker

Filmworker

It’s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as ‘Lord Bullingdon” in Stanley Kubrick‘s BARRY LYNDON. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man. For more than two decades, Leon played a crucial role behind-the-scenes helping Kubrick make and maintain his legendary body of work. In FILMWORKER, Leon’s candid, often funny, sometimes shocking experiences in the company of Kubrick are woven together with rich and varied elements including previously unseen photos, videos, letters, notebooks, and memos from Leon’s private collection. Insightful, emotionally charged anecdotes from actors, family, crew members, and key film industry professionals who worked with Kubrick and Leon add an important layer of detail and impact to the story. With archival footage and commentary from Leon Vitali, Stnaley Kubrick, Ryan O’Neal, Danny Lloyd, Matthew Modine, Stellan Skarsgard, and more.

“As Vitali describes it, working for Stanley Kubrick was like a cinéaste version of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA… An arresting cinemaniac documentary.” (Variety)

“This documentary’s material about Stanley Kubrick’s process is finally more interesting than the discussions about his temperament.” (New York Times)

FILMWORKER is a portrait of an unsung hero, a revealing look at how Kubrick’s films were made and a psychological sketch of a would-be Da Vinci determined to keep dusting and polishing someone else’s Sistine Chapel.” (Rolling Stone)

Thursday, May 31
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm

Single Film Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not make it a double feature with Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket at 8:45 pm?

Double bill tickets $14 advance HERE | $16 at the door


Sunday, June 3
Doors 5:45 pm | Movie 6:15 pm

Single Film Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Why not make it a double feature with Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon at 8:15 pm?

Double bill tickets $14 advance HERE | $16 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes good for any single film only. Please redeem at the door.

FILMWORKER (Tony Zierra, 2018 / 94 mins / 18A) The story of Leon Vitali, who surrendered his promising acting career to become Stanley Kubrick’s devoted right-hand man.