Either you like Stanley Kubrick or you don't, but if you fall in former category, you probably can't get enough, even when it hurts to watch. I, for one, can't count the number of times I've seen Dr. Strangelove
, which has to be one of the most stunningly, insidiously funny movies ever made in the 20th century. If you're like me, well, get out your bowler hats and creepy gazes and head for the Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway,
for the first of four screenings this month as part of a Kubrick Film Festival.
Tonight's opener, 2001: A Space Odyssey, with its Arthur C. Clarke script, chillingly pits Dave against Hal once again (and rehashes one of the most purely psychedelic sequences in film history) during shows at 7 and 9:45 p.m. The series continues weekly on Tuesdays in September with Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket. Tickets are $10 (or $7.50 for seniors and children).