‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘ blew the minds of a whole new generation thanks to a screening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Presented by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Film Society, the iconic 1968 movie was shown on the glorious IMAX screen with a museum scientist, and Vincent Piturro, Ph.D., associate professor of film and media studies at the Metropolitan State University of Denver to answer all of those eager questions. Anyone who has seen the Kubrick masterpiece knows that it is more art than film. According to Piturrro, John Lennon had said that it should be showing in a temple 24 hours a day. It is the most written about and discussed film among the science community. As proof that nothing has changed over all these years, a sea of raised hands waited patiently to not only have their questions answered but to chat theories and perceptions.
The Sci-Fi Film series has been entertaining and inspiring minds for over six years now as part of the museum’s adult learning programs. Next month on the IMAX will be Oscar nominated film “Arrival” showing on Wed. Aug. 2, 2017 7:00pm. Along with the film Ka Chun Yu, PhD, space scientist and Andrew Pantos, PhD, Associate Professor of English & Linguistics will be fielding the questions. As always a cash bar will be provided for added fun. Ticket prices are $12 Museum or Denver Film Society member, $15 nonmember, $8 student.