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2010 / 1984


Wednesday, February 25 – 7:30 PM

25th Anniversary Double Feature:

2010, 1984, Warner Bros. 116 min. Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, and Helen Mirren are among the members of a joint Soviet-American crew that goes into space to find out what went wrong on the original Discovery mission. Director Peter Hyams' ambitious sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is the best kind of sequel, a film that strikes out in its own original directions rather than repeat the innovations of the original. With spectacular visual effects by Richard Edlund.

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, 1984, MGM Repertory, 113 min. John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton are lovers trapped in an oppressive police state who heroically fight against the all-powerful "Big Brother." Director Michael Radford's (IL POSTINO) adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel perfectly captures the book's deep sense of unease, and Richard Burton gives a great late career performance as an evil but human government official. Discussion in between films with 2010 visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund.



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