“2001: A Space Odyssey”
Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Douglas Rain. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. 1968, 149mins., Color. In 35mm
– Friday, June 2 8PM at the Landmark Loew's Jersey
Stanley Kubrick changed the rules about what a mainstream, major-studio motion picture could look, sound, and feel like with this groundbreaking work. It can be argued that Kubrick in essence abandoned the conventional idea of narrative because it is the imagery of “2001” even more than the spoken script that conveys the key ideas and feelings of the story. At a time when science fiction onscreen meant bug-eyed monsters menacing scantily clad women, “2001: A Space Odyssey” was a visually dazzling and intellectually challenging experience that related four tangentially related stories about man's destiny, reflected in the conquest of space. Kubrick's special effects team (headed by Douglas Trumbull) created some of the most stunning visual effects to appear onscreen before or since. Unlike the special effects-laden films that followed in the wake of Star Wars, the imagery in “2001” is not a space age exercise in the shoot-outs and car chases that are set-piece staples of terrestrial-bound actions sagas. Instead the imagery creates the genuine sense of wonder about the beautiful, dangerous vastness of space that underpins the whole story. Kubrick's embrace of avant-garde music and abstract visual textures brought experimental art to an audience that had no exposure to the works of such '60s avant-garde filmmakers as Stan Brakhage or Jordan Belson, and the film's resulting "trippy" atmosphere greatly increased its popularity (and revenue) as a late '60s drug movie. Still as richly thought-provoking as ever, 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a watershed work in '60s cinema and lives up to its billing as "the ultimate trip."
Admission to Film: $8 Adults / $6 Kids & Seniors
Live entrance music on the Loew’s Wonder Pipe Organ before most screenings.
At the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ (201) 798-6055 http://www.loewsjersey.org" target="_blank. Email: [email protected]" target="_blank http://www.facebook.com/landmarkloewsjersey/" target="_blank
The Landmark Loew's Jersey is easily reached by car and mass transit from throughout the New York & New Jersey area. We are located directly across JFK Blvd from the JSQ PATH Station with trains to and from the World Trade Center and 33rd Street in Manhattan, as well as Newark’s Penn Station. The Theatre is close to the NJ Turnpike & Holland Tunnel. Discounted off street parking in Square Ramp Garage.
The Loew's is a place where the great movie going experience is still alive -- a classic movie palace, a 50 foot wide screen, and a real pipe organ for entrance music before most shows! And whenever possible, screenings are still in 35mm.
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