A Spaced-Out July

JULY 3-28

From Lem (Stanisław) to LEM (Lunar Excursion Module, Apollo’s moon lander), things get a little spacey at The Cinematheque this July as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and humanity’s first steps on the moon; append June’s Claire Denis retrospective with screenings of her recent (and transgressive) science-fiction drama High Life; premiere a sparkling restoration of Ikarie XB 1, a visionary 1963 Czech film, based on a Stanisław Lem novel, that prefigures important masterworks of science-fiction cinema to come; and revive two of those masterworks, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (in last year’s Christopher Nolan-supervised 50th-anniversary restoration) and Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, the latter also based on a Lem novel.

Don't miss Fly Me to the Moon: Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary, the centrepiece program of A Spaced-Out July, screening July 20-21.

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Recent Showings

NEW RESTORATION! Restored by the Czech National Film Archive, this sleek, superior sci-fi film is one of the finest made in the former Eastern Bloc.
French auteur Claire Denis brings her singular sensibilities to bear on the astral sci-fi movie with this, her astonishing English-language debut.
NEW RESTORATION! Stanley Kubrick’s stately, soaring cosmic epic, a landmark of 1960s cinema, is now regularly cited as one of the truly great films.
Adapted from Stanisław Lem’s 1961 novel, Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical epic is often described as the “Soviet 2001.”