2001: A Space Odyssey

Dir: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
149mins   1968   USA   U   English   

4K restoration, with live introduction by Dr Stephen Wilkins

Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Oscar-winning achievement has received a stunning 4K restoration in time for its 50th anniversary - which simply must be seen on the big screen.

One of the most influential sci-fi films of all times, 2001 is a compelling drama of man versus machine; a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick, who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke, first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past; then leaps millennia, via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever, into colonised space; and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality. 'Open the pod bay doors, HAL.' Let the awesome journey begin ...

'I shall go and see it again as soon as possible, for one thing is clear. Man has shrunk space, but Kubrick has expanded the cinema' - Alexander Walker, London Evening Standard

Lewes Sci-Screen event: this screening will be introduced by Dr Stephen Wilkins from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex. Dr Wilkins will give a ten minute talk on Jupiter with images of the most recent mission.


Tue 26 June