Full Metal Jacket (1987, R) FREE screening
The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of titles that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery.
CALS and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock are hosting a FREE series of virtual screenings centered around Tim O’Brien’s classic The Things They Carried, a 2020-2021 NEA Big Read Book.
Join us for Full Metal Jacket (1987, R) on Sunday, November 8. Stanley Kubrick’s take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis, quickly christened “Joker” by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant, and pudgy Private Lawrence, nicknamed “Gomer Pyle,” as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering — and eventually participating in — the bloody Battle of Hué.
While free to attend, registration is required to access this screening. Select the orange “Get Tickets” button on this page to register.
Once you receive your registration confirmation and login credentials from us via email, visit https://digitalcampus.swankmp.net/admin/vs-ronrobinson310795/login to access this title, which will be available for you to watch at anytime on Sunday, November 8.
An important note: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are the only browsers capable of streaming the movie.
This series of FREE screenings includes:
October 25: Born on the Fourth of July (1989, R)
November 1: Coming Home (1978, R)
November 8: Full Metal Jacket (1987, R)
November 15: Hamburger Hill (1987, R)
November 22: The Deer Hunter (1978, R)