1776: A Celebration of Our Independence

1776 is a musical film (based upon the 1969 stage musical of the same title) which dramatizes the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  It has always been a 4th of July favorite in my family. What better way to celebrate the holiday than a musical about how American Independence was declared in the…

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"2001: A Space Odyssey" is the Ultimate Trip

Called the “ultimate trip” on its 1968 release, and displaying what one critic called the most audacious cut in film history, Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey still merits these superlatives.  Using then state-of-the-art special effects, this non-CGI spectacle inspires awe—nowhere more so than in the large screen format only possible at the Byrd Theater.  …

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