Star of 2001: A Space Odyssey to attend anniversary screenings in Belfast and Derry
Actor Keir Dullea will take part in two special Q&A events celebrating 50 years since the release of Stanley Kubrick's iconic sci-fi this September
The 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's psychedelic space epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey will be celebrated with two special screenings, in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry, attended by the film’s leading actor, Keir Dullea.
Presented by Foyle Film Festival, the actor best known for his portrayal of astronaut Dave Bowman in ‘2001’, will take part in a post-screening Q&A in Brunswick Moviebowl, Derry on Wednesday September 26, followed by Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast on Thursday September 27. Tickets are on sale now from www.nervecentre.org.
Originally released in 1968 and, now screening in its new digital print, it has been described as ‘the best science-fiction film of all time’, with its stunning special effects, existential scope and psychotic computer, and has become the benchmark for visionary futuristic cinema.
Dullea has recently starred in Fahrenheit 451, an American television dystopian drama film written and directed by Ramin Bahrani.
The screenings are part of BFI’s nationwide Uprising! Spirit of ‘68 season looking back on a revolutionary year. It is produced by the BFI Film Audience Network with support from the National Lottery. Also supported by Film Hub NI.
Other films in the programme include Woodstock: The Director’s Cut and Easy Rider screening at one of Northern Ireland’s biggest music festivals, Stendhal Festival (August 10-11) in Limavady. Revellers will enjoy watching the documentary, chronicling the highlights from the seminal 1969 rock festival, on the big stage screen.
Lindsay Anderson’s seminal portrait of youth rebellion If (June 27), influential cinéma-vérité masterpiece Medium Cool (July 31) and John Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil (August 8) will also be shown at the Nerve Centre cinema.
Tickets for all screenings are on sale now from www.nervecentre.org.