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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

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Part of the seriesSUMMER FESTIVAL OF FANTASY, HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

(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.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

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“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