Maverick extraordinare in 70MM!
Stanley Kubrick’s mesmerizing science fiction masterpiece, in glorious 70mm, as it was meant to be seen. “I had the extraordinary experience of being transported in a way that I hadn’t realized was possible. The screen just opened up and I went on this incredible journey.”—Christopher Nolan. “2001 is not concerned with thrilling us, but with inspiring our awe.”—Roger Ebert. “If you understand 2001 completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we answered.”—Arthur C. Clarke (screenwriter, 2001). “A film is—or should be—more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”—Stanley Kubrick. We are pleased to screen the 70mm “unrestored” version made from the preserved original negatives, to replicate the original experience of viewing the film. This version premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on the film’s 50th anniversary in 2018.—Cynthia Mortensen The Stanford Theatre Foundation