The Egyptian Theatre (MAP)
The Egyptian honors late actor Douglas Rain, who voiced the HAL 9000 computer in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, with four 70mm presentations of the 1968 landmark. In a film dominated by massive effects achievements and daring narrative structure, Rain’s perfectly-pitched performance folds seamlessly into the fabric of the story. While HAL is virtually synonymous with out-of-control technology, few casual viewers know the actor’s name. HAL is simply HAL — for all practical purposes, the deranged computer really exists, and that may be the greatest accolade any actor could receive. Go see one of these 2001 screenings to remember Rain, who died on November 11.