2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Unrestored 70MM)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

1968, UK, 160, G

Screenwriter: Arthur C Clarke & Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rai.


Even in the time of Imax and big-screen TVs, nothing compares to the clarity, brilliance and drama of a film shot – and screened – on 70mm film!  Cinestudio presents two full weeks dedicated to seeing great films as they were meant to be seen: 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lawrence of Arabia.

Christopher Nolan’s newly-released “non-restoration” goes back to the negative, for a picture that looks identical to the film that stunned audiences in 1968. Only Kubrick had the audacity to begin and end his movie with 20 dialogue-free minutes – as hominids discover a mysterious monolith, and as the sole surviving astronaut on a mission to Jupiter (Keir Dullea) takes a journey to the infinite. The genius of 2001 is everywhere: its use of classical music, its amazing (non CGI) FX, its sentient computer operating system (HAL), and its ability to make space as terrifying as it is beautiful.

“Watching a Kubrick film like 2001 is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?” – Martin Scorsese.