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The first-ever exhibition to showcase renowned director Stanley Kubrick’s work will be accompanied by a film retrospective at LACMA’s Bing Theater beginning in November, as well as public programs and conversations with Kubrick’s collaborators and people he influenced, and additional exhibition-related film series planned for spring 2013.
As part of this partnership, and to kick off the film retrospective, on Wednesday, November 7, the Academy will present “An Academy Salute to Stanley Kubrick.” The evening will feature film clips and a conversation hosted by actor Malcolm McDowell. Special guests will include Kubrick’s colleagues and collaborators. The event will also launch the Academy’s Kubrick exhibition, which will be open to the public through February 2013. Featuring items from the Academy’s permanent collection, the exhibition will illuminate the work of Kubrick’s collaborators, as well as the many artists who influenced Kubrick’s work. The salute and exhibition will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Golden Theater and Grand Lobby in Beverly Hills, respectively.
Stanley Kubrick originated at Deutches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, and has since traveled to Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, Zurich, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam. The exhibition presentation at LACMA will be dramatically different from the international venues, with exhibition design by film production designer Patti Podesta.
In Los Angeles, Stanley Kubrick is co-presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was generously supported by Steve Tisch. Additional funding was provided by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Violet Spitzer-Lucas and the Spitzer Family Foundation.
Stanley Kubrick Biography
Stanley Kubrick was born in 1928 in New York City. In 1945, at the age of 16, Kubrick had his first photograph published in Look magazine. As a staff photographer at Look from 1946 to 1951, Kubrick took on a range of assignments, photographing both celebrity subjects and urban documentaries. He made his first film short, ‘Day of the Fight’, in 1951; after directing two more shorts, Kubrick directed and produced his first feature-length film, ‘Fear and Desire’, in 1953. Since then, Kubrick followed with such films as ‘Paths of Glory’, ‘Spartacus’, ‘Lolita’, ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Barry Lyndon’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Full Metal Jacket’, and ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.
A pioneer in special effects and technological advances, Kubrick’s films often included the use of new photographic lenses, long tracking sequences, and orchestral music. With thirteen Academy Award nominations, Kubrick won the Oscar for Best Effects for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ in 1969. Kubrick died in Harpenden, England, on March 7, 1999, at the age of 70.