During the month of May, ReadingFilm is partnering with Albert and Eunice Boscov Theatre at Goggleworks Center for the Arts for a “Throwback Thursday” film series celebrating the iconic Director Stanley Kubrick.
“Stanley Kubrick was a true visionary in the world of film. We’re thrilled to celebrate his legacy with our Throwback Thursday film series. His quote, ‘Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an amusement park when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling,’ perfectly encapsulates his passion for the art form. We can’t wait to share these iconic Kubrick films with our audience at the Albert and Eunice Boscov Theatre at Goggleworks Center for the Arts this May.” says Cammie Harris, Executive Director of ReadingFilm.
Kubrick started off his career in entertainment as a photographer before moving into filmmaking in the 1950’s. He helped create the Film Foundation, which sought to preserve film and promote restoration in the 1990’s with filmmakers including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese
Three of the top rated, cult classics by Kubrick will be shown on the following dates:
Thursday, May 4th, 7pm • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), rated PG
Dr. Strangelove is a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the “precious bodily fluids” of the American people.
Thursday, May 18th, 7pm • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), rated G
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.
Thursday, May 25th, 7pm • A Clockwork Orange (1971), rated R
In an England of the future, Alex and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” while jauntily warbling “Singin’ in the Rain.” After he’s jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he’s conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims
Ticket Link: https://goggleworks.org/events-calendar/category/films/