The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick on Wednesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Malcolm McDowell, the evening features film clips and personal remembrances by his friends and collaborators, including Paul Mazursky, Ryan O’Neal and Matthew Modine. The salute is presented in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), leading off its retrospective screening series “2012: A Kubrick Odyssey,” and in conjunction with its exhibition “Stanley Kubrick.”
Kubrick, a 13-time Academy Award–nominated director, writer and producer – who also won an Oscar for Special Visual Effects for “2001: A Space Odyssey” – was one of the world’s most visually innovative, thematically operatic and intellectually challenging filmmakers. His movies, such as “Lolita,” “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “Eyes Wide Shut,” have consistently defied audiences’ expectations and expanded the boundaries of visual storytelling with wit, style, humor and intelligence.
Tickets for “An Academy Salute to Stanley Kubrick” are sold out; however, a standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information and guest updates, call (310) 247-3600 or visit oscars.org.
The evening also launches the Academy’s satellite exhibition “Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Trip” in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery, where it will be on view through March 3, 2013. The installation illuminates Kubrick’s creative process through film posters, photographs, advertising trailers, production design drawings, screenplay drafts, correspondence and other original artifacts.
Exhibition materials are drawn from the collections of the Stanley Kubrick Archive, the Mark E. Blunck Collection and the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, in collaboration with the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main, and LACMA. Viewing hours for “Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Trip” are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, visit oscars.org and lacma.org.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com