|Grand Master: The Films of Stanley
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,
1953s FEAR AND DESIRE, followed quickly by KILLERS 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 Kubricks 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. "Im sorry, Dave, Im afraid I cant do that," murmurs
supercomputer HAL 9000 as it attempts to eliminate bothersome human astronaut Keir Dullea
in master filmmaker Stanley Kubricks 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
Eberts 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
hotels horrific past quickly overtakes him in this soul-chilling adaptation of
Stephen Kings novel. Discussion following with Joe
Eberts Great Movies
Saturday, September 19 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971, Warner Bros., 137 min.
Kubrick was so stunned by Malcolm McDowells 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 McDowells 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 Haydens fluoride-hating general
and George C. Scotts 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
Eberts Great Movies
Sunday, September 20 - 7:30 PM
BARRY LYNDON, 1975, Warner Bros., 183 min. Winner of four
Academy Awards, including one for John Alcotts marvelous cinematography (the
all-candlelit interiors must be seen to be believed), BARRY LYNDON stars Ryan ONeal
as Thackerays 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