Frank Film Club with Maisie Williams / 2001: A Space Odyssey, the catalyst for a new age of Sci-Fi

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This week we are throwing it back to the ultimate classic - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film stars Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and William Sylvester.

Set over thousands of years, the Monoliths push humanity to reach for the stars. After their discovery on Earth generations ago, the mysterious objects lead mankind on an awesome journey to Jupiter, with the help of H.A.L. 9000: the world's greatest supercomputer.

In this episode we discuss the ambiguity of the film, its legacy after five decades and the manually crafted visual effects.

2001: A Space Odyssey is available to purchase on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube and Google Play Movies.

Next week we’ll be discussing the Oscar and BAFTA winning documentary feature Summer of Soul (2021) directed by Ahmir Thompson aka Questlove. Summer of Soul is available to watch on Disney+.

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