Monday, January 26th, 2009
Congratulations to the folks at FSU’s Student Life Cinema who this Thursday will make any true cineaste proud with a brand spanking new 35mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Kubrick’s cyclical epic literally spans evolution instead of just generations. Could Tarkovsky have made Solaris without it? Could Lucas have made THX 1138 without it? Steven Spielberg believes the film is the “Big Bang” of his generation of filmmakers.
The voyage begins in our prehistoric Primate past, only to jump cut millennia to a space in which humans appear to be colonized. The film then becomes focused on the life of one astronaut (played by Keir Dullea) who ultimately embraces his (im)mortality, (taking cues from The Seventh Seal?) by battling the infamous computer mainframe HAL9000 to a game even deadlier than chess.
American Film Institute’s #1 Science Fiction movie in a pristine new print graces the FSU Askew Student Life Cinema on the evening of Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7 and 10:15 PM. The address is 942 Learning Way.
The film is from 1968, rated G, in psychedelic Technicolor, and runs 141 minutes.
For an interesting Flash explanation of the film, go HERE!
For more info (including a map) on the FSU Student Life Cinema, go HERE!