2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 139 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

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Phoenix, Leicester (0.0 miles)

4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
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Sun 26 Mar

Stanley Kubrick’s epic 1968 movie, written in collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke, which tells the story of a voyage to Jupiter, and a fight for control of that voyage between its human crew and the vessel’s computer, Hal. Part of Digital Dystopias, a festival of cinema exploring privacy, communication and what it means to be human in a digital age.

Stanley Kubrick’s epic 1968 movie, written in collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke, which tells the story of a voyage to Jupiter, and a fight for control of that voyage between its human crew and the vessel’s computer, Hal. Part of Digital Dystopias, a festival of cinema exploring privacy, communication and what it means to be human in a digital age.

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