2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Stanley Kubrick


  • Keir Dullea
  • Gary Lockwood
  • William Sylvester

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest.

Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mission to discover the origin of a mysterious monolith discovered beneath the Lunar surface. As the team heads toward Jupiter, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. Director Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's best-selling book is a landmark production, perhaps the most respected science-fiction film of all time. The groundbreaking special effects and trippy visuals offer a mix of imagination and science, and the film itself serves as a profound commentary on man's relation to machines, the universe, and life itself.

Past Programs


The Field of Artificial Intelligence

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA


The Future of Space Exploration

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN

The Science and Technology of HAL

Enzian Theater, Maitland, FL


The Computer Science of a Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece

Maine Film Center, Waterville, ME


The Origins of Life on Earth

Moxie Cinema, Springfield, MO

Aliens and Existentialism

Olympia Film Society, Olympia, WA


The promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI


Space Odyssey: An AI masterpiece?

Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY


Engineering life in space

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN


The future of space travel and the role of AI

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI

How do you find a black hole?

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, Moscow, ID