Stanely Kubrick”s monumental science fiction classic – the “Ultimate Trip” – screens as part of the Insomniac Cinema series. One of cinema’s most intellectual and philosophical offering, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is the greatest science fiction ever made; it is also one of the few truly geniune science fiction films ever made. Whereas other efforts transpose recognizable genres into a sci-fi setting (STAR WARS is THE HIDDEN FORTRESS in a galaxy far, far away; STARSHIP TROOPERS is a WWII movie in space), the subject matter of 2001 could only have been examined in the science fiction genre. This is a film that seeks to explore the question of what is mankind’s place in the cosmos. In doing so, it creates a beautiful, breath-taking view of the future, pristine with clarity and as believable as if shot on location, and it reaches back to our primordial beginnings and mythic yearnings, compressing millions of years of evolution into two hours and twenty minutes.
Location: Fairfax Cinema Los Angeles – 7907 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 655-4010
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Date: Firday, June 26 at midnight