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THREE KINGS

THREE KINGS

THREE KINGS

1999 / 114min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: DAVID O. RUSSELL

CAST: GEORGE CLOONEY, MARK WAHLBERG, ICE CUBE, SPIKE JONZE

In the last days of the Gulf War, a few disillusioned American soldiers—George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze—find a map to Kuwaiti gold, and decide they’re not going home empty-handed, though on their way to collect the spoils they’re caught up in the larger cause of Iraqi dissidents. This blackly comic vision of warfare at the threshold of the 21st century is the last great film of the previous millennium, its sense of heatstroke hallucination jacked up through Russell’s use of Ektachrome transparency stock processed in color negative chemicals.

Three Kings is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.