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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick

  • Country: UK/USA
  • Year: 1968
  • Language: English/Russian
  • Runtime: 141 min.

“The ultimate trip,” Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece traces a cosmic mystery from the dawn of mankind to the farthest reaches of time and space.

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“The ultimate trip,” Stanley Kubrick’s science-fictionmasterpiece has survived innumerable parodies, references and rip-offs with itsmystery and power intact. Tracing a cosmic mystery from the dawn of mankind tothe farthest reaches of time and space, Kubrick chronicles an intergalacticmission to find the source of a mysterious black monolith discovered by Americanastronauts on the moon—a mission complicated (to put it mildly) when the ship’srenegade computer HAL 9000 decides that its human cargo is inadequate to carryout such an important task. Featuring spectacular special effects by Douglas Trumbull,2001 pointedly speculates on what itmeans to be human in an age dominated by technology, and what the next stage ofhuman evolution could potentially be.

This film will screen in December as an exclusive engagement in its original 70mm format, as part of the continuation of Essential Cinema.

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