(Peter Hyams, US 1984, 116 min., 35mm)
First Contact. 1984: The year MGM promised to reveal the grand design of Kubrick’s mind-expanding primal space journey. Faithfully reviving the original story, 2010 promises to answer “a good number of questions that remain unanswered.” A deeply paranoid Russian/American Cold War co-op mission seeks to reactivate HAL 9000 and solve the mystery of the Monolith. Like its predecessor, the film plays with light and sound, while the set design and somber tone show the influence of Alien.