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2001: A Space Odyssey—A 40th Anniversary Screening


2001: A Space Odyssey--A 40th Anniversary Screening

Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre

Presented in 70mm 6-track stereo
Hosted by Tom Hanks
With special guests Keir Dullea and Douglas Trumbull

In May 1964 director Stanley Kubrick and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke embarked on a creative collaboration: a novel and a screenplay inspired by Clarke’s 1950 short story “The Sentinel.” In December 1965, many ideas, drafts, and titles later, filming commenced on 2001: A Space Odyssey. The futuristic epic, which premiered in April 1968, would prove to be one of the groundbreaking films of the decade.

With its epoch-spanning storyline and its nearly dialogue-free script, 2001: A Space Odyssey combined the production value of Hollywood filmmaking with the artistic sensibility of European cinema. Its cerebral approach to the genre helped usher in a new, more literate age of science fiction cinema, and its extraordinary imagery – the widescreen 70mm cinematography of Geoffrey Unsworth, the visually dazzling and scrupulously researched production design, and especially the Oscar®-winning special effects – instantly became the benchmark by which all space films would be judged.

Tom Hanks, whose career and interests were markedly influenced by 2001: A Space Odyssey, will host this special 40th anniversary screening. The film will be presented in 70mm 6-track stereo, as it was in its original release. Following the screening, Mr. Hanks will be joined onstage by actor Keir Dullea and visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull, to discuss their work on the film.

Cast Keir Dullea (David Bowman), Gary Lockwood (Frank Poole), William Sylvester (Dr. Heywood Floyd), Daniel Richter (Moonwatcher), Leonard Rossiter (Smyslov), Margaret Tyzack (Elena), Robert Beatty (Halvorsen), Sean Sullivan (Michaels), Douglas Rain (Voice of Hal 9000), Frank Miller (Mission Controller).

Directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke. Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth. Film Editing Ray Lovejoy. Production Design Tony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernie Archer. Wardrobe Hardy Amies. Sound A.W. Watkins, H.L. Bird, J.B. Smith, Winston Ryder. Special effects designed and directed by Kubrick. Special Effects Supervisors Wally Veevers, Douglas Trumbull, Con Pederson, Tom Howard.

Academy Award® winner: Special Visual Effects (Kubrick)
Academy Award nominee: Art Direction (Masters, Lange, Archer), Directing (Kubrick), Writing – Story and screenplay written directly for the screen (Kubrick, Clarke)

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Tickets available April 1st. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. Tickets may be purchased online, by mail (HTML or PDF format) or at the Academy during regular business hours. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at the 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For additional information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.

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