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Grand Master: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

 

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

From his landmark early films like PATHS OF GLORY, LOLITA and DR. STRANGELOVE, through his futuristic nightmare A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and on to his late masterpieces THE SHINING, FULL METAL JACKET and EYES WIDE SHUT, director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 1999) created an unmistakable vision of a world both primitive and alarmingly advanced, plagued by war and constantly in search of some transcendent vision of harmony. His recurrent theme of the dehumanization of mankind often was juxtaposed against the exquisitely beautiful images he framed with his camera.

Born in the Bronx to Jewish parents, Kubrick was introduced at a young age to chess and photography by his physician father; both would become lifelong obsessions. At age 17, he joined the staff of Look magazine as a photographer. After directing several short documentaries, Kubrick made his first low-budget feature, 1953’s FEAR AND DESIRE, followed quickly by KILLER’S KISS and THE KILLING.

Notoriously private but intensely loyal to friends and family, Kubrick spent much of the last four decades of his life at his home in England, surrounded by camera equipment and meticulous notes on the making of his films. He died there in 1999, just prior to the release of his final film, EYES WIDE SHUT.

Join us for Kubrick’s best films the way they were meant to be seen, on a big screen that does full justice to his stunning images and large-scale vision of humanity.

 

Thursday, September 17 - 7:30 PM
70mm Print! 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968, Warner Bros. Classics, 139 min. "I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that," murmurs supercomputer HAL 9000 as it attempts to eliminate bothersome human astronaut Keir Dullea in master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing meditation on the inherent dangers (and wonders) of technology, the limitless vistas of space, and the future of the human race itself. Before his death, Kubrick oversaw a painstaking, frame-by-frame restoration of the film in 70mm, resulting in a version that looks and sounds as good as (if not better than) the original 1968 release! With Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester. Introduction by Mike Kaplan who was VP and marketing point person for Kubrick's US company Polaris Productions on the campagins for 2001 and A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, He conceived the Starchild/Ultimate trip campaign. Trailer | Roger Ebert’s Great Movies:

 

Friday, September 18 - 7:30 PM
THE SHINING
, 1980, Warner Bros., 142 min. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. A brilliant exercise in pure supernatural terror, THE SHINING stars Jack Nicholson as a frustrated writer who takes the job of winter caretaker (along with wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd) at an enormous mountain hotel, in the hope that snow and solitude will bring him peace of mind. He finds just the opposite, however, as the hotel’s horrific past quickly overtakes him in this soul-chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Discussion following with Joe Turkel. Trailer | Roger Ebert’s Great Movies

 

 

Saturday, September 19 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971, Warner Bros., 137 min. Kubrick was so stunned by Malcolm McDowell’s debut in IF... that he reportedly was unwilling to begin his film of Anthony Burgess’ savagely brutal, futuristic satire until he could be assured of McDowell’s participation. This benchmark cinematic prophecy proved to be more prescient than anyone dreamed, as the punk explosion and skinhead-fomented race riots demonstrated in the later ’70s. Trailer

New 35mm print! DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, 1964, Sony Repertory, 93 min. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Against a gallery of unforgettable comic grotesques, including Sterling Hayden’s fluoride-hating general and George C. Scott’s oversexed Commie killer, Peter Sellers stands out in arguably his greatest role(s) - as the befuddled U.S. President, veddy-British commander Mandrake and the maniacal Dr. Strangelove. (Ironically, Sellers was supposed to play a fourth role, Slim Pickens’ B-52 pilot, before illness forced him to drop out!) Discussion in between films with producer Bernie Williams. Trailer | Roger Ebert’s Great Movies

 

 

Sunday, September 20 - 7:30 PM
BARRY LYNDON
, 1975, Warner Bros., 183 min. Winner of four Academy Awards, including one for John Alcott’s marvelous cinematography (the all-candlelit interiors must be seen to be believed), BARRY LYNDON stars Ryan O’Neal as Thackeray’s flawed 18th-century soldier of fortune, struggling to find his place in a rigidly structured social hierarchy. Kubrick re-creates a bygone romantic era with a bittersweet wistfulness and a wealth of nuance and realistic detail. With Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger. Trailer | Roger Ebert Review