One of the best films about the Vietnam War, Stanley
Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket
(1987) also offers insight into the trauma endured by veterans of the conflicts
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Starring Matthew Modine and Vincent D'Onofrio as Marine recruits, Kubrick's
stark masterpiece shows the process of dehumanization, from boot camp to the
killing fields. Part of the Coolidge Corner Theatre's "Science on Screen"
series, it will be followed by a talk with psychiatrist Jonathan Shay, at 290 Harvard St, Brookline
| January 24 @ 7 pm | $9; $7 students, seniors | 617.734.2500 or coolidge.org.