Complete Kubrick film retrospective also extended through October 17, with added screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey
New York, New York, September 21, 2021 — The major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, which explores the making of the visionary 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, will be extended for three additional weekends, closing on Sunday, October 17, it was announced today by Museum of the Moving Image. In addition, the accompanying Complete Kubrick film retrospective will be also extended, culminating with the films A Clockwork Orange, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; Barry Lyndon; the 2020 documentary Kubrick by Kubrick; and added screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, including select 70mm presentations.
Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey presents an in-depth exploration of the story, design, and visual effects of the landmark 1968 film, starting from its conception in correspondence between Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke. The exhibition captures the process of the film’s making, through video clips, models, costumes, and production materials, including original artifacts from international collections and from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, as well as from the Museum’s own collection. Made before the first moon landing, 2001: A Space Odyssey had and continues to exert widespread influence on cinema, design, painting, architecture, and advertising.
Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey was organized by the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main (where a version of the exhibition debuted in 2018), supported by the Stanley Kubrick Archive at University of the Arts London, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., and Stanley Kubrick Film Archives LLC. Additional support provided by: George Lucas Family Foundation, Film and Furniture.
Access to Envisioning 2001 is included with regular Museum admission ($15 adults / $11 seniors and students / $9 youth ages 3–17 / free for MoMI members). Advanced timed-entry tickets are available: Fridays, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
See below for the schedule for the Complete Kubrick finale. Screenings take place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater or the Bartos Screening Room. Unless noted, tickets are $15 adults / $11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members. Advance tickets are available online at movingimage.us. A combination ticket including a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey and exhibition viewing is available.
Related: On Sunday, September 26, 3:30 p.m. as part of its Science on Screen series, the Museum will present Talking Like a Robot: HAL 9000, Her, and a History of Voice Synthesis, a lecture by cultural historian Christopher Grobe on the cultural and technological developments of A.I. and synthetic voices, before a screening of Spike Jonze’s Her.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Presented in 70mm (tickets start at $20 / $15 MoMI members):
Friday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Additional dates to be announced soon.
Presented in 4K restored DCP:
Sunday, September 26, 12:30 p.m. (followed by Talking Like a Robot lecture)
Sunday, October 3, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 9, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 17, 12:30 p.m.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1968, 149 mins. (plus intermission). With Keir Dullea. As brilliantly engineered as the space program itself, Stanley Kubrick’s mysterious and profound epic—“the ultimate trip”—is about nothing less than the beauty and the banality of civilization, blending cool satire, an elaborate vision of the future, and passages of avant-garde cinematic inventiveness.
Saturday, September 25, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 2, 2:00 p.m.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1975, 184 mins. 35mm. With Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Diane Koerner, Gay Hamilton, Leon Vitali. William Makepeace Thackeray’s picaresque classic novel becomes, in Kubrick’s hands, a historical epic that has the visual texture and scope of Hogarth and Gainsborough canvases. O’Neal is the opportunistic Irish cad who fakes his way into nobility, however briefly, while Berenson and Vitali expertly inhabit his wife and stepson—the latter who will prove to be his undoing. Both large-scale epic and intimate domestic drama, Barry Lyndon is a work of magisterial tragicomedy that was misunderstood upon its release but is now rightly considered one of the director’s great masterworks. Winner of four Academy Awards, including cinematography, art direction, costume design, and adapted score.
A Clockwork Orange
Friday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 3, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 10, 2:30 p.m.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1971, 137 mins. 35mm. With Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri, Miriam Carlin. Kubrick’s savage adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel is among the most infamous and controversial mainstream narrative movies ever made. McDowell is unforgettable as Alex, the amoral, nihilist, Beethoven-obsessed head of the Droogs, a gang of marauding teen rapists and murderers rampaging across a dystopic, diseased future London. After arrest, he is subject to a treatment in which his violent impulses are turned back on him, leading to provocative questions about government control and free will. A Clockwork Orange, which was rated X upon release, remains shocking, bleak, and grimly funny.
Kubrick by Kubrick
Sunday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 10, 12:30 p.m.
Dir. Gregory Monro. 2020, 73 mins. Featuring archival interviews with actors and craftspeople who worked with Stanley Kubrick, rare home movie footage, and astonishingly never-made-public audio of Kubrick himself recorded by Michel Ciment for his seminal 1963 study of the man and his oeuvre, this documentary offers a new look at the visionary director in his own fiercely intelligent voice. Archival interviews include those with Arthur C. Clarke, Malcolm McDowell, Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Christiane Kubrick, Sterling Hayden, Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman.
Online programs relating to Envisioning 2001 and 2001: A Space Odyssey
Visit the Museum’s YouTube channel for recorded programs relating to different aspects of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Speakers have included filmmaker and legendary visual effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull; Michael Benson, author of the essential book Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece ( 2018); 2001 cast members Keir Dullea and Dan Richter; and Apollo 11 director Todd Douglas Miller, NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, and NASA Multimedia Liaison Bert Ulrich.
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Top image: Stanley Kubrick on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey / courtesy of Warner Bros.
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