Aside from an extensive program of films being shown in their four screening rooms, the EYE Film Institute hosts interactive exhibitions of both famous and not-so-famous, but important, filmmakers. While there we had the pleasure of taking in the Stanley Kubrick installation, which proved to be entertaining, educational and provocative. (Cue the Clockwork Orange exhibit. Can you say bondage?)
The Kubrick exhibition took us through several of the filmmaker's most important films, everything from Lolita to 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Shining. Each moody exhibit room played one of the director’s movies while visitors could listen in on interviews with the actors, directors and the filmmaker himself. Surrounding each room were props, costumes and various memorabilia from the film. We saw models of the spaceship for 2001: A Space Odyssey, poster designs for Eyes Wide Shut, the itemized set budget for Dr. Strangelove (a mere 28,000 GBP), and Jack Nicholson’s famous ax from The Shining. Now there’s a new visual for your nightmares.
Tickets to “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” are 12 Euro each, and if you take in a movie, the price is generally 10 Euro. Keep in mind that cash is not accepted; it's only credit and debit cards. The new exhibition at EYE, running until December 2, 2012, is “Expanded Cinema: Isaac Julien, Fiona Tan, Yang Fudong.” The Kubrick exhibit closes on September 9.
[Photos: Janice Tober/Jaunted]