2001: A Space Odyssey

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Join us for "the ultimate trip" as we screen the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey outdoors at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa with star Gary Lockwood in person during Spacefest X. Mr. Lockwood will be joined by astronauts Mario Runco Jr., Nicole Scott and Ed Gibson for a pre-film panel discussion moderated by Mark Pestana, research pilot and project manager at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. Q&A begins at 6:00PM, film begins at approximately 7:15PM. Mr. Lockwood will be available to sign merchandise following the panel discussion. Autograph fees apply. Seating will be provided. 2001: A Space Odyssey is based on Arthur C. Clark's story "The Sentinel," a mind-blowing meditation on technology and humanity thrillingly hypothesizes mankind's evolution from ape to astronaut to celestial being, while scientists Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) do battle with a snarky artificial intelligence unit named HAL and eventually try to crack the mystery of those baffling black monoliths. With assistance from special effects expert Douglas Trumbull, Kubrick spent over two years meticulously creating the most "realistic" depictions of outer space ever seen, greatly advancing cinematic technology in service of a story expressing grave doubts about technology itself. Eschewing traditional narrative structure and embracing a tone of mythic transcendence, 2001, provocatively promoted as "the ultimate trip," quickly caught on with the late '60s counterculture audience open to a contemplative viewing experience of a film carefully designed to take them on a journey they would never forget. Nominated for four Academy Awards and a winner for its landmark visual effects, 2001 stands today as one of the all-time great science fiction classics. (Dir. by Stanley Kubrick, 1968, USA/UK, 141 mins., Rated G. Spacefest is an annual gathering of NASA Apollo, Gemini, and shuttle astronauts, space historians, astronomical and scientific guest speakers, authors, astronomers, spacey vendors, phenomenal STEM/STEAM events, an IAAA space art show, and all the fandom included! There are paid events and many free events for the whole family to enjoy! Our goal is to reach out to those who "ike space, but just don't know it yet!"

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  • Tucson, AZ
  • The Loft Cinema