The Alta Arts presents Matthew Modine: "Full Metal Jacket Diary" opening day

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Matthew Modine
Photo courtesy of Matthew Modine

The Alta Arts will host an exhibition of photographs by actor and filmmaker Matthew Modine. The exhibition features large scale aluminum prints of photographs taken while on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s famous film, Full Metal Jacket, in 1987. Modine starred as protagonist, US Marine Private Joker, and documented the filmmaking process using the 1960s era Rolleiflex camera used by his character in the movie.

Modine’s photographs were shot with black and white film, and almost bend time by making use of the historic camera and a visual language which is immediately reminiscent of old war footage. Ranging from candid photographs of actors and crew, scenes in progress, pyrotechnics, Kubrick, and of Modine himself, the images captured give rare insight into the making of the film while simultaneously speaking to the histories of photography, journalism, and war. The exhibition marks only the second time the photographs have been shown publicly, and their first time in Texas.

Modine will give a talk and Q+A session about the exhibition on opening day. Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until March 5.

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The Alta Arts
5412 Ashbrook Dr.
Houston, TX 77081

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