KUBRICK: 20 YEARS ON

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick

On one hand it’s hard to nail down on which of Stanley Kubrick’s films is the most significant… on the other hand, the easy answer is 2001: A Space Odyssey.

“An extraordinary, obsessive, beautiful work of art.” – Chicago Tribune

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

“You can watch 2001 as a visual journey with nary a thought for what’s under the surface or you can plunge into this vortex of interpretations. The great thing about 2001 is that either approach works fine. That’s why it endures.” – Washington Post

USA / UK
1968
149
minutes
• Rated
G

Starring
Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester