“Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” It’s about time we celebrated one of the greatest films in cinema – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion, but what’s the deal? Why is this film a timeless classic? Here to try make sense of it all, we discuss what this film means to each of us and how it’s shaped our perspective of film and science fiction cinema.

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Have you ever wondered what role sound plays in film? Get your ears fine-tuned for a schooling of some of the most iconic film scores in cinema. With the upcoming release of Ennio: The Maestro (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2021), we’ll be exploring the world of the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone and how his music revolutionised both westerns & cinema.

Film Club

If we are talking about Ennio Morricone then there is really only one film for us to at least start with and that’s Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968), which will be screening at LAB111 starting from April. Usually we recommend just the one film but from April you can dive deep into the world of Morricone as LAB111 will be screening some of his most iconic films see here for the full list of screenings.

Films mentioned

(click on the links for tickets to screenings at LAB111)

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  • Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven, 2021)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey book (Arthur C. Clarke, 1968)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
  • Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Michael Bay, 2011)
  • The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  • Moonfall (Roland Em
  • merich, 2022)
  • Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)
  • The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973)
  • Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé, 2009)
  • Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
  • Silent Running (Douglas Trumbull, 1972)
  • Star Trek (Gene Roddenberry, 1966-1969)
  • High Life (Claire Denis, 2018)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
  • Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)

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