Museum Films is partnering with Janus Films to deliver the best of world cinema straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share a stunning new 4K restoration of Ikarie XB 1, the rarely screened, visionary Czech sci-fi film that influenced Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
One $12 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see Ikarie XB 1. 50% of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Passes available December 30. Click here to purchase a pass.
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“A visionary work of Eastern Bloc science fiction, this mesmerizing Czechoslovak adaptation of a novel by Stanisław Lem melds Cold War ideology and utopian futurism into a tour de force of space-age modernism. In the year 2163, a band of astronauts embarks on a fifteen-year voyage deep into outer space, in hopes of discovering life in another galaxy. It’s a perilous journey during which they will confront the wreckage of the twentieth century, the chilling vastness of the cosmos, and their own mortality. A triumph of avant-garde production design that served as a model for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ikarie XB 1—long known internationally only through a mangled and dubbed reedit—is a singular sci-fi landmark that finds both terror and wonder in the unknown.” -Janus Films
Director Jindřich Polák | 1963 | In Czech with English subtitles | 86 minutes | NR