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IKARIE XB 1 (New Restoration)

Available to rent for $9.99
January 8 - February 5
Directed by Jindřich Polák
1963, Czechoslovakia, 86 min
Czech with English subtitles

This title is available to rent via Cinematheque at Home for $9.99. This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic with 50% of all sales supporting our theatre.

A legendary work of science fiction this little seen sci fi gem film served as inspiration to Stanley Kubrick in making 2001: A Space Odyssey. A visionary work of Eastern Bloc science fiction, this mesmerizing Czechoslovak adaptation of a novel by Stanisław Lem melds Cold War ideology and utopian futurism into a tour de force of space-age modernism. In the year 2163, a band of astronauts embarks on a fifteen-year voyage deep into outer space to the star Alpha Centauri in hopes of discovering life in another galaxy. It’s a perilous journey during which they will confront the wreckage of the twentieth century, the chilling vastness of the cosmos, and their own mortality. A triumph of avant-garde production design IKARIE XB 1 is now released in a new 4K restoration. Long known internationally only through a mangled and dubbed reedit—this is a singular sci-fi landmark that finds both terror and wonder in the unknown.


Looking Backwards // Moving Forwards is our ongoing series shining a light on the important work being done to preserve and promote the history of film via new digital restorations. Generously Sponsored by IATSE 856. 

Reviews

One of the most beautiful and simply spellbinding science-fiction movies I’ve ever seen. If Antonioni were to shoot an episode of “Star Trek,” it would look like this. . . But this is MORE than cinematography and mood. This put me in a trance....the audience was absolutely buzzing after the screening at the Museum of Modern Art.
– Jordan Hoffman, Birth. Movies. Death.  
 PACKED WITH SUBLIME MOMENTS UNLIKE ANY FILM BEFORE IT… A game-changing film that profoundly influenced the genre and showed that science fiction movies weren't only about special effects; they were also high art. Kubrick must have seen it before making 2001.
– Alex Cox
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Sound of Metal

Available to rent for $5.99
January 8 - 28
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IKARIE XB 1 (New Restoration)

Available to rent for $9.99
January 8 - February 5
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The Reason I Jump

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Grant Writing with Kevin Tabachnick

Thurs, Jan. 21st | 7pm-10pm | Zoom Session

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