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; 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.
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.
“2001: A Space Odyssey”
Presented in 4K restored DCP:
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.
“A Clockwork Orange”
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 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.