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2001 in 2008: A Cinematic Odyssey

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents this 40th anniversary tribute which will take you behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s monumental science-fiction epic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

Tom Hanks and Douglas Trumbull host the event. Trumbull is the special effects expert who worked on the film and went on to provide effects for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.

The program will include rare behind-the-scenes images and clips only recently released by the Kubrick archives, providing an in-depth look at the making of the film never before possible, thanks to Kubrick’s penchant for secrecy.

Get more information here.

While you’re at the AMPAS website, you might want to check out their “Great to Be Nominated” series, showcasing films nominated for Best Picture. Upcoming screenings included CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON on June 23 and LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING on June 30.