Thursday, 24 November 2005

step into the mind of a visionary filmmaker at acmi

Over 1000 pieces of iconic film history from the personal collection of Stanley Kubrick, including many never seen before, will be on display in a stunning, new international exhibition, Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker opening at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on 25 November.

Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker, which will open in the ACMI Screen Gallery on 25 November, celebrates the life and career of one of the twentieth century's most influential directors, examining Kubrick's early career as a magazine photographer and following his progression to iconic and influential filmmaker.

Kubrick's widow, Christiane Kubrick, and his long term Executive Producer, Jan Harlan - both of whom played an integral role in the development of Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker - have traveled to Melbourne, together with Hollywood actor Malcolm McDowell, star of A Clockwork Orange, for the opening of the exhibition at ACMI, the exclusive host venue for the exhibition in the southern hemisphere, and will also participate in a series of public events to celebrate the opening.

The exhibition traces Kubrick's near 50-year career through installations, film stills, sound, light and music. The exhibition will also feature original props, models, costumes, reconstructed set pieces, cameras, technical equipment and extensive working and research documents from a man well known for his meticulousness.

Christiane Kubrick, Stanley's wife, said, "I am delighted to be part of this wonderful exhibition celebrating the life and films of my husband. Many people all over the world know of the contribution Stanley Kubrick made to the art of filmmaking and to the film industry.

"This exhibition will give people the opportunity to see behind the scenes of Stanley's iconic movies and, for the first time, witness the creative process and detailed thinking he put into each project. I am so pleased Australian fans and lovers of the art of filmmaking will be able to see the exhibition and am sure they will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being a part of creating it."

Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker features many rare and never-before seem items from all Kubrick's major feature films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut as well as Kubrick's planning for Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (completed after his death by Steven Spielberg) and revealing preparatory work for two unfinished projects - an abandoned Napoleon epic and The Aryan Papers.

Tony Sweeney, ACMI Director said, "ACMI is already the foremost location in Australia for the moving image. This exhibition marks a new phase in ACMI's development as it expands even further in showcasing all aspects of the moving image scene to Australian public. Some of the most unforgettable imagery in cinema history come from Kubrick's films and ACMI is proud to be the only Australian destination for this exhibition."

To complement this fascinating exhibition, ACMI will present in January one of the most comprehensive Kubrick screening programs ever mounted in Australia. ACMI's Focus of Stanley Kubrick (5-29 January 2006) will feature the most celebrated films of Kubrick's career and also several rare short films and documentaries from Kubrick's early career.

Developed with close assistance with his family and estate, Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker draws on Kubrick's enormous personal collection and contains many never before seen treasures. Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker was developed by the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, and Christiane Kubrick/Stanley Kubrick Estate.

An exhibition of the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main and Christiane Kubrick/Stanley Kubrick Estate.

Exhibition details:
Stanley Kubrick: Inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker
Friday 25 November 2005 - Sunday 29 January 2006
Full $12 Concession $8
ACMI Screen Gallery, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne
Information: 03 8663 2200 or www.acmi.net.au

Further information

Claire Butler
Communications Coordinator
[direct phone] 61 3 8663 2415 [fax] 61 3 8663 2498 [mobile] 0434 603 654
[email] claire.butler@acmi.net.au  
 
 
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