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Under The Banyan Tree: Open Air Cinema


Sat Jul 26 2014, 8:00pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: keith

The popular Under the Banyan Tree outdoor screenings returns this July! Bring your picnic baskets, mats and join us as we celebrate the magic of cinema in a relaxing open-air setting where we screen a selection of classic and iconic films.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Director: Stanley Kubrick
1968 / USA / DCP / 139 min / Rating TBC
In English

Journey to the past with 2001: A Space Odyssey, a landmark of modern cinema in the late 60s that signalled a new dawn of science fiction cinema. Feast your eyes on this cinematic marvel and its epic onslaught of precisely plotted hallucinogenic visuals that were breakthroughs in cinematographic innovation.

Centred around a mysterious black monolith which first makes its uncanny appearance in a fateful scene depicting the early stages of human evolution, 2001 moves swiftly into the space age where astronauts investigate the monolith as it reappears on the moon and Jupiter. The film spans millions of years in scope and navigates through time and space with the fluidity and grace of a symphony. It explores the evolutionary nature of mankind, the tension between artificial intelligence and human agency, and finally espouses upon the cosmic significance of the future in a hauntingly bizarre closing sequence.

In the 50s and 60s, the bulk of sci-fi cinema that was produced comprised of low-budget B-grade genre films. When 2001 arrived, it revolutionised the genre, and ushered in a visionary form of sci-fi cinema. As relevant to our modern times as when it was first released, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece is an essential lesson in cinema history and best experienced on the big screen.