2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
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$7 Member $12.50 Regular
(1968, Stanley Kubrick) Three million years ago, a mysteriously appearing black monolith gives those apes some new ideas; and then Kubrick cuts from an upthrown bone to a spaceship: it's 2001 and that darn monolith is back! A multiple breakthrough: in its special effects, in the teaming of a world-class director and a science fiction visionary on normally B-picture material; the eschewing of traditional narrative structure; and the tone of mystical transcendence. Approx. 141 min. DCP.
“The film's projections of the cold war and antiquated product placements may look quaint now, but the poetry is as hard-edged and full of wonder as ever.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
“With music and mind-blowing visuals, Stanley Kubrick created a wildly popular avant-garde film that asked all of the biggest questions -- without venturing any easy answers. Viewed more than 30 years later, when we’ve recently emerged from an age of exceedingly self-conscious irony, it’s clear that while 2001 is full of classically Kubrickian black comedy, it never apologizes for dreaming big. The movie balances a youthfully idealistic sense of inquiry with a wisely restrained manner.”
– Brian Libby, Salon