Peter Hyams’ 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT & Michael Crichton’s LOOKER
Peter Hyams’ 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT (PG, 1984, 116 min)
A new time, a new odyssey, a new chance to confront enigmas arising from the daring Jupiter mission of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Crew members aboard the Leonov rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery. And their fate rests on the silicon shoulders of the computer they reawaken, HAL-9000. Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s sequel, director Peter Hyams spellbinder was nominated for five Academy Awards. Starring Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban and Keir Dullea.
Michael Crichton’s LOOKER (PG, 1981, 93 min)
Long before the concept of CGI was in the ether, writer/director Crichton predicted that computers would someday replace live actors on film sets in this mind-bending thriller. Albert Finney stars as a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon whose supermodel clients start dying mysteriously. Susan Dey plays his latest patient, also now in peril. And James Coburn is the head of a research facility which has developed a subtly hypnotic way to sell things.
Friday, August 23