2001: A Space Odyssey

170 Minutes w/ Intermission • G


Lark Theater Sat, Sep 1, 2018 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Sep 5, 2018 10:30 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Sep 6, 2018 3:00 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Sep 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Sep 20, 2018 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:1968
Science Fiction
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Stanley Kubrick
Cast:Keir Dullea
Gary Lockwood
William Sylvester
Leonard Rossiter
Robert Beatty


50th Anniversary Re-Release:
2001: A Space Odyssey

Plus a rare big screen presentation of NASA Goddard's stunning short film MOONLIGHT (Clair De Lune).


With 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking and cemented his legacy as one of the most revolutionary and influential film directors of all time. Originally released in 70mm Cinerama roadshow format on April 4, 1968, the film ignited the imaginations of critics and audiences alike and its impact continues to resonate to this day.

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

"It is an extraordinary, obsessive, beautiful work of art." - Chicago Tribune

"A cold, majestic motion picture, a movie that seeks to remind us of the vastness of space and our relatively insignificant place in it." - ReelViews


A stunning fusion of visuals from NASA Goddard and DeBussey's haunting Clair De Lune. The visualization was created to accompany a performance of Clair de Lune by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on June 1 and 2, 2018, as part of a celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary.

The visuals were composed like a nature documentary, with clean cuts and a mostly stationary virtual camera. The viewer follows the Sun throughout a lunar day, seeing sunrises and then sunsets over prominent features on the Moon. The sprawling ray system surrounding Copernicus crater, for example, is revealed beneath receding shadows at sunrise and later slips back into darkness as night encroaches.