2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

Release Date

1968

Director

  • Stanley Kubrick

Cast

  • 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

2006

The Field of Artificial Intelligence

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA

2014

The Future of Space Exploration

Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN

The Science and Technology of HAL

Enzian Theater, Maitland, FL

2015

The Computer Science of a Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece

Maine Film Center / Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME

2016

The Origins of Life on Earth

Moxie Cinema, Springfield, MO

Aliens and Existentialism

Olympia Film Society, Olympia, WA

2017

The promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

2018

Space Odyssey: An AI masterpiece?

Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY

2020

Outer space and artificial intelligence

Rosendale Theatre Collective, Rosendale, NY