CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,


Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Broward County Main Library will commemorate the life and works of visionary science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at Cinema Paradiso. The event begins at 5:30p.m. outside on the Paradiso Patio for refreshments and a literary discussion. A screening of the film, 2010: The Year We Made Contact will follow at 7:00p.m. Afterwards, there will be an audience Q&A with Deerfield Observer film writer, Dave Montalbano.

Clarke, who passed away March 19, 2008 authored over 100 books. His fictional stories, filled with scientific concepts, revolutionized the communications and broadcast industries and formed the basis of what we now see as scientific fact. His most notable work was the 2001: A Space Odyssey book series (2001, 2010, 2061, 3001). Together with legendary director Stanley Kubrick , Clarke’s most famous story, 2001: A Space Odyssey, came to life on the silver screen in 1968.

2010: Odyssey Two was also made into the film titled, 2010: The Year We Made Contact. The film, directed Peter Hyams, was theatrically released in 1984. Due to the political environment in America during the 1980s, the novel and film present a Cold War theme, with the looming tensions of nuclear warfare. Though the film was not considered to be as revolutionary or artistic as 2001, criticial reviews were extremely positive.

Admission: $5.00.

Location: Cinema Paradiso is located at 503 SE 6 Street, downtown Fort Lauderdale on the South Bank of the New River, just East of Broward County Courthouse.

Parking is free in the Courthouse parking garage.

For additional information visit or call 954-525-3456 ext 101.

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization dedicated to bringing independent film and cultural events to the South Florida Community at their year-round art-house theatre, Cinema Paradiso and through outreach programs from Key West to Boca Raton.
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