Stanley Kubrick holds a unique place in the history of cinema. He is, for many, the greatest of all filmmakers, whilst also, inarguably, one of the greatest and most enigmatic of artists of the 20th century in any medium. His ability to convey bold and complex ideas to a mass audience, coupled with his now legendarily meticulous approach to his craft, produced films – he only made 12 feature films, 13 if you count the film he preferred to forget, the “bumbling amateur film exercise” Fear and Desire, not showing here – that were rich in meaning and which have had unparalleled influence.
This retrospective coincides with Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at The Design Museum in London (26 April – 15 September). It had been hoped the exhibition could happen in Edinburgh, but when that didn’t ultimately happen we couldn’t bear the idea of not showing the films anyway. So here they are!
This season will continue in May with screenings of Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.
Buy any three (or more) films in this season and get 15% off
Buy any six (or more) films in this season and get 25% off
Buy any nine (or more) films in this season and get 35% off
These packages are available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.