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.


Don’t miss 2001 in its original 70mm film format – a contact printed restoration from the original negative supervised by filmmaker – and fan – Christopher Nolan. Only Kubrick had the audacity to begin and end his movie with 20 dialogue-free minutes – first, as hominids discover a mysterious monolith, and finally as an astronaut (Keir Dullea) takes a journey to the infinite. 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. The genius of 2001 is everywhere: its music, its amazing FX, the sentient computer operating system HAL, and the 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.