2001: A Space Odyssey
(Stanley Kubrick, 1968, 149 min, UK/USA, in English, Color, DCP)
-- Introduced by Casey Herbert (AMI)!
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
-- Winner for Best Visual Effects at the 1969 Academy Awards!
"2001 alters the relationship between sound and the image, expands the technical possibilities of the medium and exists, in simple terms, as an example of cinema in its purest yet most optimistic and limitless terms.” – Nik Huggins, Future Movies UK
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).