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Tue, Jan 10 at 8:50pm


  • Dir. Stanley Kubrick
  • UK
  • 1968
  • 164 min.
  • G
  • 4K DCP Restoration
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of The Sight and Sound Top 10 (#6)

A black monolith, present since the dawn of man, is discovered beneath the surface of the moon. When the source of the object is determined to be Jupiter, an expedition is launched to explain its mysterious origins. Dave (Keir Dullea) and crew must face off against the next stage in human evolution in the form of the ship’s sinister AI system — a sabotaging super-intelligent HAL 9000 computer — as they travel to Jupiter and beyond the infinite.

NOTE: This film is preceded by a 3-minute overture. There will be a 10-minute intermission, followed by a 2-minute entr’acte.

“Sometimes people tell you that a movie becomes an entirely different thing when you actually see it on a huge screen. (I am often one of these people.) Often, they’re (we’re) exaggerating; the movie may play better, and you may watch better, but what’s actually on screen rarely changes. 2001, however, is a different thing. It’s a film made for that huge screen, for absolute immersion.” ––Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“The film creates its effects essentially out of visuals and music. It is meditative. It does not cater to us, but wants to inspire us, enlarge us.” ––Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times (March 1997)

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

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