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Illuminating Kubrick

  • Seattle International Film Festival Center Seattle Center Seattle, WA (map)

The story of film is filled with rebels--charismatic, outlaw filmmakers that attain a legendary status. The American directors of the 60s and 70s, the French New Wave auteurs, the Italian neo-realists, and the indie filmmakers of the 90s are a few of the icons that loom large in the world of film lovers. And yet, behind the rise and fall of these movements and beyond their influence across the globe, there is Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick's films are "like gazing up at a mountaintop," according to Scorsese, and Spielberg describes his longtime friend's films as "impossible to turn off." This class is a journey through the cinema of Stanley Kubrick, from his life as a young New York City photographer and through his masterpiece films. We will explore the infinite in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the nihilistic world of A Clockwork Orange, the dark comedy of Full Metal Jacket and Dr. Strangelove, the haunted halls of the Overlook Hotel, and even his lost project, Napoleon

Earlier Event: September 16
Cinema Dissection: Eyes Wide Shut