You don't have to have seen Stanley Kubrick's classic bug-out sci-fi flick, "2001: A Space Odyssey," to recognize the über-iconic, mega-dramatic, suspenseful theme music. It's so pervasive in pop culture, used as a soundtrack whenever anyone is trying to let us know exactly how epic anything is. But if you haven't seen the film, you should, and then argue with friends over exactly what happened in what you just saw.
Here's your opportunity: join Classical 91.5 host Mona Seghatoleslami for a screening the film, which made use of existing classical music to offset relatively sparse dialogue and the silent vacuum of space. The screening will take place on Saturday, August 10, at 1 p.m., at the Little Theatre (240 East Ave.), followed by a discussion on the use of music in this film with a panel including music and movie specialists.
This is the second in a series of three films WXXI has selected for its first Classical 91.5 Film Series. The next and last film in this roundup is "Amadeus," which will screen on Saturday, August 17. Pledge your support to WXXI at the $30 level for a pair of tickets to any one of these screenings, or purchase rush tickets at the Little Theatre Box Office on the day of each screening for $15 each. For more information, call 258-0400 or visit facebook.com/wxxiclassical/events.