All shows $9.50 general admission, $7.50 w/college ID; $6.50 seniors & children under 12. All shows before 5:00 PM are $7.50 bargain matinees.

Tue 6/10 2001: A Space Odyssey
5:00, 8:00

Wed 6/11 Double Feature!
2001: A Space Odyssey
4:15, 9:15

Thu 6/12 Special Event!
An Evening With Keir Dullea
2001: A Space Odyssey

Fri 6/13 New 35mm Print! Guest Speaker at 7:30 Show!
Planet Of The Apes
5:00, 7:30*, 10:00

Sat 6/14New 35mm Print!
Planet Of The Apes
2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 ticket symbol

Sun 6/15 Double Feature!
Night And The City
3:30, 7:30
Kiss Of Death
5:30, 9:30

Mon 6/16 Double Feature!
Night And The City
3:30, 7:30
Kiss Of Death
5:30, 9:30

Tue 6/17 Pickup On South Street
5:30, 7:30, 9:30

Wed 6/18 Topkapi
4:30, 7:00
Repertory Series
Tuesday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

series imageSadly, so many great cinematic figures passed away in the first few months of 2008 that it would be impossible to do justice to all of them with retrospectives. Instead, we have gathered some of the greatest films that involve these fantastic film talents. First we celebrate Arthur C. Clarke with screenings of the immortal 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and the not-so-immortal 2010 (which also features the often overlooked Roy Scheider). Following that, we memorialize Charlton Heston with another classic sci-fi tale from 1968, PLANET OF THE APES - in a brand new 35mm print! And finally, we celebrate two film noir icons, actor Richard Widmark and director Jules Dassin with four films - including the fantastic shot-on-location NIGHT AND THE CITY that the two made together. Please join the Brattle in paying final tribute to these stars of screen and page.

These special tribute screenings will be accompanied by speakers from both the film and science community - stay tuned for more information. And don't miss our special EVENING WITH KEIR DULLEA on June 12!

Special Guests:
Thu 6/12 at 7:00 - An Evening with Keir Dullea ("Dave" from 2001). Special Event - see below for ticket information.
Fri 6/13 at 7:30 - Harvard Professor Dan Lieberman will discuss primate evolution.
Additional Guests TBA (updated Mon 6/2)

top of pageTue 6/10 at 5:00, 8:00; wed 6/11 at 6:30; Thu 6/12 at 8:30 40th Anniversary!
In Tribute to Arthur C. Clarke!
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY ticket symbol
(1968) dir Stanley Kubrick w/Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood [141 min]

One of the most enduring science fiction films of all time, 2001 was also recently selected as one of the most prescient by Popular Mechanics, not for the artificial intelligence (fortunately the HAL 9000 is still a ways off) but for the concepts of commercial space flight - depicted in the film as fantastically banal and commonplace. Long story short: when a mysterious alien monolith is discovered on Earth's moon, a team of astronauts and their trusty(?) computer companion are sent to Jupiter's moons to unlock its origins.

Original Theatrical Trailer
top of pageWed 6/11 at 4:15, 9:15Double Feature w/2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
In Tribute to Arthur C. Clarke!

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(1984) dir Peter Hyams w/Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea [116 min]

Yes, this is an inferior film to Kubrick's precursor, but its still a lot of fun and it even features a cameo by Arthur C. Clarke himself! Nine years after Dave Bowman's final mysterious transmission from the spaceship Discovery ("My God! It's full of stars..."), a joint crew of Russian and US scientists is en route to unravel the fate of Bowman, Discovery, and the psychotic computer HAL. They also must investigate the appearance of a gigantic monolith in orbit around Jupiter and overcome (now somewhat dated) tensions amongst the multinational crew.

top of pageThu 6/12 at 7:00Special Event!
Tickets $10 Brattle Members/$12 Public for the talk only, or $18 for Combo Ticket which includes the talk at 7:00 +screening at 8:30. Doors open at 6:30.

The Brattle is thrilled to present a special evening with Keir Dullea, the star of Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. An accomplished stage, film, and television actor, Dullea has worked with not only Kubrick but also such luminaries as Otto Preminger, Laurence Olivier, Robert De Niro, and of course, cult favorite Bob Clark (Black Christmas). His starring role in 2001 as astronaut Dave Bowman is his best known film work, but he also appeared in many unjustly overlooked films of the 60s and 70s including David and Lisa, The Fox, and Bunny Lake Is Missing. Mr. Dullea will discuss his varied career with a guest moderater (TBA).

top of pageFri 6/13 & Sat 6/14 at 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 (+Sat at 2:30) New 35mm Print!
In Tribute to Charlton Heston!
PLANET OF THE APES ticket symbol
(1968) dir Franklin J. Schaffer w/Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter [112 min]

*Join us Friday at 7:30 as Harvard University Professor Dan Lieberman discusses primate evolution prior to the screening!

In this, the first in the APES saga, Heston's stone-chiseled features and bare chest bring us the movie that was to create an empire. After an accident in space, astronaut George Taylor (Heston) finds that he has crash-landed on a strange planet where humans are subservient to the Ape-Lords of the world. Finding himself less than welcomed, Taylor endures trials and tortures from the highly intelligent simians, forcing him to utter the first words ever spoken by a human to the apes, "keep your hands off me you damn dirty apes!" Taylor desperately tries to regain his freedom and get off of the God-forsaken planet, only to discover that this foreign land may not be as distant as he suspected...

Original Theatrical Trailer

top of pageSun 6/15 & Mon 6/16 at 3:30, 7:30 Double Feature w/KISS OF DEATH
In Tribute to Jules Dassin and Richard Widmark!
NIGHT AND THE CITY ticket symbol
(1950) dir Jules Dassin w/Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Stanislaus Zbyszko [96 min]

This film is a double tribute, to star Richard Widmark and director Jules Dassin, and it stands as a highpoint in the career of both. Widmark, it seems, played either sinister tough-guy (see KISS OF DEATH) or hapless schemer, and this film's Harry Fabian falls decidedly into the latter category. Harry is one of those conmen who too frequently ends up conning himself, and that's exactly what he does when he concocts a scheme involving a legendary wrestler. Luminously shot in the streets of London, NIGHT AND THE CITY is film noir of the first order and one of the director's crowning achievements.

Original Theatrical Trailer

top of pageSun 6/15 & mon 6/16 at 5:30, 9:30Double Feature w/NIGHT AND THE CITY
In Tribute to Jules Dassin and Richard Widmark!
KISS OF DEATH ticket symbol
(1947) dir Henry Hathaway w/Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray [98 min]

One of the most auspicious film noir debuts came with this first big screen appearance by Richard Widmark. His Tommy Udo, the leering, psychotic killer who terrorizes ex-con-gone-straight Mature, is simply one of the most captivating villains of the 1940s. This film also won Widmark a "Most Promising Newcomer" Golden Globe and a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

top of pageTue 6/17 at 5:30, 7:30, 9:30In Tribute to Richard Widmark!
(1953) dir Samuel Fuller w/Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter [80 min]

Petty crook Skip McCoy (Widmark) has his eyes fixed on the big score. When the cocky three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy (Peters), he finds a haul bigger than he could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by manipulative Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption, Right versus Red, and passion against self preservation. With its dazzling cast and director Samuel Fuller's signature raw energy and hardboiled repartee, PICKUP is a true film noir classic by one of America's most passionate cinematic craftsmen. - The Criterion Collection

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(1964) dir Jules Dassin w/Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximillian Schell, Robert Morley, Jess Hahn, Gilles Ségal, Akim Tamiroff [119 min]

Melina Mercouri and lover Maximillian Schell, backed by a hand-picked team, find their carefully laid plans to heist emeralds from the Topkapi museum in Istanbul laid low by the bumblings of hanger-on Peter Ustinov - in an Oscar-winning performance (Supporting Actor) - then decide to go ahead anyway. Pioneer of the heist genre Dassin (Rififi) keeps his tongue firmly in cheek, but the suspense taut in this adaptation from intrigue titan Eric Ambler. The high-tech heist has been appropriated by everything from Mission: Impossible to Wallace & Gromit! - Film Forum, NYC

Original Theatrical Trailer

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