Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer(s): Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester
Awards: Won an Academy Award for Best Special Visual Effects, 1969
Join us on February 25 at 6:30 p.m. for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, followed by a Science on Screen discussion with paleo-artist John Gurche.
Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement is an allegorical puzzle on the evolution of man and a compelling drama of man vs. machine. Kubrick first visits the prehistoric age-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.
John Gurche’s award winning work has appeared on the covers of National Geographic, Discover and Natural History Magazines and his work can be seen at the Smithsonian, the Field Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History, among others. Of prime importance in this work are scientific accuracy and a high degree of realism that will transport the viewer in time. His work focuses especially on human origins and on dinosaurs, but includes other ancient life as well.