Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer(s): Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay),
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Running Time: 160
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millenia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Dullea) into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality. “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” Let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin.
The February 25 viewing of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY will double as a Science on Screen event. Join us after the show for a discussion about our evolutionary past with paleo-artist John Gurche. Gurche’s work has appeared on the covers of National Geographic, Discover and Natural History Magazines and in the Smithsonian, the Field Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History, among others.