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Illuminating Cinema: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. US. 1968. G. 2 hours 29 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital Restoration.
Sun., October 7, 2018
-SOLD OUT-
Sunday
October 7, 2018
1:00 pm

Tickets to the Illuminating Cinema talk and discussion are sold out, but tickets to the film screening are still available here.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Memento) and a team of technical specialists have restored Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece to its groundbreaking glory! After a mysterious monolith is discovered on the moon, the crew of the spaceship Discovery aided by the super-intelligent computer HAL 9000 embarks on a mission to Jupiter in hopes of unlocking the secrets of the object’s origin.

This screening is part of our Illuminating Cinema series. Please scroll down to read important information about tickets for this program and series.

About the Talk & Conversation

Described by director Stanley Kubrick as “a nonverbal experience,” with only a third of its content containing dialogue, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was intended to be “an intensely subjective experience” — one in which each viewer is invited to speculate as to its philosophical and allegorical meaning. In short, Kubrick created a cinematic experience deliberately akin to that of viewing works of art in a museum or gallery.

However, such an unconventional approach to popular filmmaking can sometimes lead to a frustrating experience. Arthur C. Clarke, the film’s screenwriter, reported that Rock Hudson had stormed out of the film’s premier exclaiming, “Can someone tell me what the hell this is all about?” So, in response to Rock Hudson’s difficulties of over half a century ago, and in direct conflict to Kubrick’s desires, this seminar seeks to identify and explore some of the film’s central thematic elements.

About the Speaker

Andrew Owen received an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Bangor University, Great Britain, and was a fulltime faculty member at Cabrini University. Andrew is also a house manager here at the Colonial.

Andrew’s main areas of interest relate to the social history of censorship within popular culture; analyzing areas related to propaganda, horror, and the societal and cultural dynamics of censorship discourse and practice. Andrew is also interested in the study of humor, especially as it pertains to its usage by subordinated social groups to attack, challenge, or draw attention to the oppressive ideologies and practices of the dominant social group.

Schedule

1:00PM – Pre-Show Talk in the Garden Suite
1:30PM – Film Screening in the 1903 Theatre
3:50PM – Post-Show Conversation in the Garden Suite

Tickets

Adults: $25
Members, Seniors & Students: $20
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In addition to admission to the film screening and the pre- and post-film discussions, your Illuminating Cinema ticket includes a free small popcorn, a free small soda, a complimentary theatre cup and $5 beer or wine.

A limited number of tickets are available for each Illuminating Cinema presentation so we encourage advance purchases.

Discounts are available when you purchase tickets for all current Illuminating Cinema selections during the same transaction.

Member Passes are not accepted for this program.

About Illuminating Cinema

When the credits end that’s when the conversation begins!

Illuminating Cinema connects you with film fans of all ages for fun, refreshments and engaging conversation. Each presentation begins in our beautiful Garden Suite with a pre-show introduction from a guest speaker who offers insight and observation to help sharpen your focus on the respective film. After the lights go up in the historic 1903 auditorium, we’ll gather in the Garden Suite for a convivial post-film conversation with the speaker and each other.

In addition to admission to the film screening and the pre- and post-film discussions, your Illuminating Cinema ticket includes a free small popcorn, a free small soda, a complimentary theatre cup and $5 beer or wine.

Focus your appreciation for film with Illuminating Cinema!