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2001: A Space Odyssey

December 8, 2015, 7:00 PM


Guest speaker: Roy M. Turner, Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing and Information Science, University of Maine

Stanley Kubrick’s visionary masterpiece returns to the screen in a new, digital DCP print!

“Only a few films are transcendent, and work upon our minds and imaginations like music or prayer or a vast belittling landscape…Alone among science-fiction movies, 2001 is not concerned with thrilling us, but with inspiring our awe.”—Roger Ebert.

Kubrick’s all-encompassing vision of the future starts in the past, at the “dawn of man,” and spends most of its trip (the only word to use here!) on the long voyage of a spaceship crew and their computer, HAL, to distant worlds before reaching a truly mystical and genuinely optimistic conclusion in other realms entirely. (1968, G, 141 min.)

Founded by The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts, Science on Screen℠ is a program designed to expand both film and scientific literacy by creatively pairing screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively presentations by notable science and technology experts.

Tickets: $10 ($6 for students and members of the Maine Film Center)


December 8, 2015
7:00 PM


Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME
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