Not long before the first moon landing, Stanley Kubrick’s ambitious science-fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey dazzled and baffled audiences with a far-reaching exploration of life’s possibilities and precariousness in a seemingly infinite and indifferent universe. Its plot spans millions of years, from humankind’s origins to its future, tracing technological development that enables survival but which also imperils it. All of this is presented with ingenious state of the art special effects and awe-inspiring imagery. Even a half-century since its release, the film remains enormously influential and it continues to be widely interpreted. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its release, Scarecrow Video and film historian Lance Rhoades present an in-depth study of this most enigmatic movie.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is very limited, so get a seat early!