|Big-Screen Odyssey: The Films of Stanley
is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!
From early landmark films such as PATHS OF GLORY, LOLITA and DR.
STRANGELOVE, to the futuristic head-trip 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and the
futuristic nightmare A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, to the 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.
Join us for a weekend program of many of Kubricks best films. Included in this
retrospective is the kick-off of our new monthly series, "George Eastmans
Attic," on Sunday, September 12th, with an extremely rare screening of
Kubricks first feature film, FEAR AND DESIRE (1953), courtesy of the George
Eastman House archive.
Wednesday, September 8 7:30 PM
Double Feature: PATHS OF GLORY, 1957, MGM Repertory, 86 min. Dir. Stanley
Kubrick. One of the most biting, potent and eloquent anti-war films ever made. During WWI,
French officer Kirk Douglas finds himself in a maze of Catch-22 contradictions when he
decides to defend three of his men against charges of cowardice from insane general George
Macready. Masterfully shot in black and white and featuring stellar performances by
Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Meeker and Joe Turkel. Timothy Careys dark and sympathetic
portrayal of Private Maurice Ferol steals the show. Trailer
THE KILLING, 1956, MGM
Repertory, 83 min. Kubricks tough-as-nails heist film about a robbery at a racetrack
features an incredible rogues gallery of great character actors, including Sterling
Hayden, Coleen Gray, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor and Timothy Carey. One of the most
entertaining crime films ever made, propelled by Kubricks no-nonsense approach and
screenwriter Jim Thompsons biting, chiseled-in-stone dialogue. Trailer | Buy
Thursday, September 9 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Gorgeous New DCP! DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE
BOMB, 1964, Sony Repertory, 93 min. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. A gallery of unforgettable
comic grotesques, including Sterling Haydens fluoride-hating general, George C.
Scotts oversexed Commie killer, and the brilliant Peter Sellers as the befuddled
U.S. president, as well as the veddy-British commander Mandrake and the maniacal Dr.
Strangelove. Slim Pickens (BLAZING SADDLES) plummets his way into comedic history. "Gentlemen,
you can't fight in here, this is the war room." Trailer
LOLITA, 1962, Warner Bros., 152 min. Stanley Kubricks
hilariously bleak and twisted portrait of sexual obsession (based on Vladimir
Nabokovs infamous novel) stars James Mason as ultra-fussy college professor Humbert
Humbert, whose life is upended when he sets eyes on Sue Lyons blasé blond teen
nymphet. Watch for Peter Sellers scene-stealing performance as Humberts
nemesis. Trailer | Buy
Friday, September 10 7:30 PM
Beautiful, Rarely Screened Academy 70mm Print!
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968, Warner Bros. Classics, 139 min.
"Im sorry, Dave, Im afraid I cant do that," murmurs HAL 9000,
the (conscious?) computer fatale. 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 must be seen on the big screen to be believed.
Dont miss this rare opportunity to see this pristine 70mm print that is not in
circulation! Trailer | Buy
Saturday, September 11 7:30 PM
Double Feature: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971, Warner Bros., 137 min.
Stanley Kubrick was so stunned by Malcolm McDowell's debut in IF... that he reportedly was
unwilling to begin his film adaptation of Anthony Burgess' savagely brutal, futuristic
satire until he could be assured of McDowell's participation. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE proved to
be more prophetic than anyone dreamed, presaging the punk explosion and skinhead-fomented
violence in the later 1970s. Trailer | Buy
FULL METAL JACKET,
1987, Warner Bros., 116 min. Kubricks harrowing and hilarious war film follows
green Marine recruits Matthew Modine and Arliss Howard from basic training to Vietnam
inferno. Includes some of the most jaw-dropping portrayals of military madness ever to
grace the screen, courtesy of raw recruit Vincent DOnofrio and real-life drill
sergeant R. Lee Ermey. Trailer | Buy
Sunday, September 12 7:30 PM
Founded in 1949, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
is housed in the mansion and gardens that George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak
Company, called home from 1905 to 1932. World-renowned for its photography and motion
picture archives, the museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph
conservation, educating archivists and conservators from around the world. The GEH Motion
Picture Department now holds more than 30,000 titles, including the collections of Martin
Scorsese, Spike Lee, Kathryn Bigelow and Merchant Ivory Productions.
George Eastmans Attic: "The Skipping Cheeses"
(aka "Les Fromages Automobiles"), 1907, 5 min. Directed by Georges Méliès
and featuring the directors trademark special effects, this short offers an early
20th century warning to anyone boarding French public transport who might be sensitive to
"A Western Girl," 1911, 10 min. Starring director John
Fords influential older brother, Francis Ford, this film is one of the few surviving
films from the lesser-known American outpost of Méliès Star Film Company in San
"Early 28mm Animation," 1918, 5 min. A product of a pioneering
animation company, the Bray Studios, this short features a young character who, as is the
case in many cartoons, spends most of his time inciting havoc and chaos in his
FEAR AND DESIRE, 1953, 72 min. Numerous rumors
surround the creation (and near disappearance) of director Stanley Kubricks first
feature film - some true, some less so. Often thought to be a student film, it was later
disavowed and destroyed by its director, but not before it played in a few art house
cinemas at the time of its release. A forgotten film in its day, this 35mm print from the
George Eastman House collection offers a rare opportunity to see a young, self-educated
filmmakers first foray into heavy themes - war, gender politics and more. Look for
writer-actor-director Paul Mazursky making his screen debut in this film! Discussion following with Paul Mazursky. Buy