Spirit of '68: 2001: A Space Odyssey & Q&A with Keir Dullea
50th Anniversary Screening at Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast. Price includes a drinks reception. Includes post-screening Q&A with the actor best known for his portrayal of astronaut David Bowman.
Originally released in 1968, 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.
Tracing a cosmic mystery from the dawn of mankind to the farthest reaches of time and space, 2001 chronicles an intergalactic mission to find the origin of a mysterious black monolith discovered by American astronauts on the moon — a mission complicated when the ship's renegade computer HAL 9000 decides that its human cargo is inadequate to carry out such an important task. Featuring spectacular special effects by Douglas Trumbull, 2001 pointedly speculates on what it means to be human in an age dominated by technology, and what the next stage of human evolution could potentially be.
Dullea's other notable films include David and Lisa, The Fox, and De Sade. In 1984 he reprised his role as David Bowman in the five-time Oscar-nominated film, 2010: The Year We Make Contact.
On Broadway, he created the role of the blind Manhattanite Don Baker in Butterflies are Free, which played more than 1,000 performances, and was cast as Brick opposite Elizabeth Ashley's Maggie in the 1975 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.