THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXPERIENCE

Though never prolific--releasing only 16 films in a nearly fifty year career--Stanley Kubrick was nonetheless known as a meticulous filmmaker whose every picture--heck, every frame!--is a cinematic masterpiece. This obsessive filmmaker lived in near isolation in England, emerging in rare intervals to unleash another mind-bending classic that would challenge, infuriate, and amaze audiences in equal measure. The Heights is proud to present five of Kubrick's greatest films.

"DR. STRANGELOVE"

Sept. 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

A scathing satire on the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove is also Stanley Kubrick's love-letter to the manic comic stylings of Peter Sellers. But Sellers isn't alone (even though he plays three roles): George C. Scott, Slim Pickins, Keenan Wynn, and Sterling Hayden all play against type and are absolutely hilarious.

35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures.


"THE SHINING"

Oct. 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Jack Torrence, a recovering alcoholic, retreats to the Overlook Hotel with his wife, Wendy, and son, Danny, in tow, in the hopes of breaking his writer's block. But the hotel is host to a variety of dark secrets, none more disturbing than those in Room 237. The Shining is one of Kubrick's more startling masterpieces, and Jack Nicholson's performance is the stuff of legend.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


"BARRY LYNDON"

Oct. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

This lush costume drama is based on Thackeray's picaresque novel about the eponymous Barry Lyndon, a fortune-hunting Irish rogue. With Kubrick's obsessive eye, this film becomes a time machine, ferrying audiences back to the 18th Century with its meticulous sets and costume design, not to mention sets lit only by candlelight. The result is a spellbinding, and surprisingly emotional film from the master.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"FULL METAL JACKET"

Oct. 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

35MM PRESENTATION

Kubrick turns his critical eye on Vietnam and the way in which young men become soldiers. Divided into two parts, the first focused on the brutal mind washing of Marine recruits at Parris Island, has been widely regarded as one of the most influential and disturbing military stories ever committed to film. And the second half, showing the results of such training, is equally devastating. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


"2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY" IN 70MM

Oct. 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

70MM PRESENTATION.

Without question the most requested 70mm film is returning to the Heights. Kubrick's masterpiece, and widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey deserves not only to be seen on the big screen, but in epic 70mm.

70mm print courtesy Warner Bros.