Bangor University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey with a day of talks, featuring experts and people who worked on the film, music and an exhibition, the only event of its kind planned in the UK.

The Centre for Film, Television and Screen Studies at Bangor University is proud to present 2001: Beyond 50 at Pontio, Bangor University, on 16th June 2018, 2 – 11 pm.

The Provisional programme includes: (timings are subject to change but speakers are confirmed):

2.00 Introduction by Piers Bizony, author of 2001: Filming the Future and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

2.30 Alternative perspectives: a panel featuring experts on 2001’s legacy beyond film, including psychology, artificial intelligence, evolutionary biology, and philosophy and religion. Panellists: Prof. Robert Ward (Bangor), Prof. Guillaume Thierry (Bangor), Dr. Bill Teahan (Bangor), Mr. Eric Krasny (Bangor), Dr. Lawrence Ratna (Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust) and Prof. Peter Wheeler (Liverpool John Moores).

4.00 Coffee and opportunity to view props from the film and an exhibition of creative student work inspired by 2001.

4.30 Film symposium: key academics in conversation, including Prof. Robert Kolker (Emeritus, University of Maryland), author of The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Prof. Ian Hunter (DMU), author of Cult Film as a Guide to Life, and Mr. Peter Kramer (UEA), author of BFI Classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

5.30 Concert of music from Kubrick’s films by Bangor University Symphony Orchestra (Pritchard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building).

6.30 Supper

7.30 A panel of those who worked on 2001: Kubrick’s producer and brother-in-law Jan Harlan; Kubrick assistant Tony Frewin, stills photographer Keith Hamshere, set/visual effects designer Joy Cuff, and make up and special effects artist, Colin Arthur.

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