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March 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey – 50 Years Later

A 21st Century View of Stanley Kubrick’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Without a doubt, 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the greatest and most philosophical science-fiction films ever made. It has provided some of cinema’s most famed icons—the monolith, the ape bone toss, the HAL-9000, the Star-Gate, and the strange hotel suite. 50 years later, 2001 is more relevant than ever, as we organize our lives amidst a culture of technology and vast potential.

We invite you to join us for a mind-bending evening that will feature multi-media presentations, a panel discussion, film clips, and video about Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece and its icons for the 21st century. Produced by Barry Vacker and Brooke Storms of Temple University and presented by The Gershman Y, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, and TUTV-Temple University Television & The Rudman Media Production Center.

Our event will conclude with a complimentary reception and book signing with an opportunity to meet and mingle with guest panelists and authors.


7:30 – 8:45 PM Presentations – Barry Vacker, Associate Professor, Temple University, and author of Specter of the Monolith (2017)

Julia M. Hildebrand, Doctoral Candidate, Drexel University

Osei Alleyne, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Jarice Hanson, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Andrew Iliadis, Assistant Professor, Temple University

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Flisfeder, Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg, and author of Postmodern Theory and Blade Runner (2017)

8:45 – 9:15 PM: Panel Discussion / Q & A

9:15 PM: Book Signing / Reception / Mingle with panelists & authors


The Gershman Y


Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

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