Talk: Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

7:30 pm | Mon, April 23, 2018
Bing Theater

Writer and artist Michael Benson speaks in conjunction with the publication of his new book chronicling the creation of 2001: A Space Odyssey from the initial conception and brainstorming between Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke in New York through production and postproduction in the United Kingdom and continuing with the film’s rocky release. The talk includes many behind-the-scenes images and clips from the film. In reviewing the book, filmmaker Martin Scorsese noted, “Michael Benson’s lively, exciting and exhaustively researched book expands our understanding of what is truly one of the greatest films ever made.” Benson’s last book, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time (Abrams, 2014) was short-listed for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Science and Technology category.

A conversation with Film Independent's film curator Elvis Mitchell follows the talk.

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