Saturday, October 09, 2004

2010 - The Year We Made Contact

2010: The Year We Made Contact
"2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT" FILM SCREENING at 7:15 p.m., doors 6:45 p.m., Harvard University's Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, 617-495-7461. Free. This film adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey" is part of the Center for Astrophysics' monthly film series. The evening includes free popcorn and prizes, as well as a set by the sci-fi-inspired band King Calculator.
The movie wasn't as good as 2001: A Space Odyssey. But it was nice to see Bob Balaban on the screen. It brought back memories of several interesting conversations we had when we worked together in the play The Children (I was a lighting staff for the production).

By my count, Phillips Auditorium seats 91 plus about 30 in the balcony. By the time the show started, most of the seats were taken. The band didn't show up, but otherwise it was nice event; free parking, free movie, free popcorn and free door prizes. We even had two Harvard faculty members who play the role of film critics. What more can you ask?

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