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2001: A Space Odyssey (Restoration)


Wed, Dec 26 / 7 pm
Thu – Sat, Dec 27 – 29 / 9 pm
Sun, Dec 30 / 7 pm

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
1968, UK, 149 min

To mark the 50th anniversary of the greatest science fiction film ever made we present a newly restored digital release of Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award winning, compelling science fiction drama of man vs. machine. A stunning meld of music & motion based on Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘The Sentinel’. At the dawn of mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) discovers a similar black monolith on the moon, which then emits a signal aimed at the planet Jupiter. A year later, astronauts David Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) are en route to Jupiter to investigate the signal’s destination and purpose. However, their mission comes under threat when the ship computer, HAL (voiced by Douglas Rain who was born in Winnipeg), seemingly develops a malfunction.


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Wed, Dec 26 / 7 pm, Thu, Dec 27 / 9 pm, Fri, Dec 28 / 9 pm, Sat, Dec 29 / 9 pm, Sun, Dec 30 / 7 pm

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