2001: A Space Odyssey
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, West Shore Community College is sponsoring a classic Hollywood film series in collaboration with Manistee’s Vogue Theater.
“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) is next in the series and will be screened in the Vogue Theater, on Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
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 (Keir Dullea) 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.
Two films from each decade of the college’s existence (1967 - 2017) are being screened until June 2017. The remaining films will be shown on Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, April 18, May 16, and June 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Moviegoers will be charged the same ticket price for the decade in which the films were released.
Before some of the films, college faculty or film experts will provide a contextual history or the political or social significance the film may have had with the world at the time of its release.
For more information, contact the Vogue Theater.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement