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Science On Screen: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Starring: Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea Director: Stanley Kubrick Genre(s): Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mystery Rating: G

Science on Screen Film Series All screenings are free and made possible thanks to a generous grant fro the Alfred P. Sloan Foundaition and [Coolide Corner Theatre Foundation]( Synopsis: 2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millenia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Dullea) into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality. "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin. (Warner Bros.) Dr. Mike Reed (MSU, Astrophysics) will lead a discussion about space exploration and how it might help explain the origins of life on Earth.

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