Director Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War drama “Platoon” will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre on the UC Davis campus.
Released in 1986, the film earned an Academy Award for Best Picture that year, and also the Best Director award for Stone, plus two other Oscars. The film is based in part on Stone’s experience as an infantryman in the conflict.
Associate professor Jaimey Fisher, who is director of the cinema and technocultural studies program at UCD, will give a talk at 6:30 p.m., just before the film screening.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. The screening is part of the lead-up to Oliver Stone’s appearance at the Mondavi Center on Feb. 3 at 8 p.m., as part of the Distinguished Speakers series. Tickets for Stone’s February appearance are $35 to $58 general and $17.50 to $29 for students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787.