Space Odyssey: Making a Masterpiece
Friday, Oct 12 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has become the signature film of the Museum’s renovated building. The film’s modernist look was a key inspiration for architect Thomas Leeser, especially the spaceship-like interior of the Redstone Theater. As the film’s 50th-anniversary year winds down, the Museum brings it back for a very special weekend, with three 70mm screenings highlighted by personal appearances by two of the film’s stars, Keir Dullea (who plays astronaut Dave Bowman) and Daniel Richter (who plays the man-ape Moonwatcher in the “Dawn of Man” section). The weekend also celebrates the publication of what may be the definitive book on Kubrick’s film: Michael Benson’s exhaustively researched and beautifully written Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece. Noted scientist Heather Berlin will lead a discussion with these special guests.