Major Stanley Kubrick exhibition coming to Toronto
Stanley Kubrick is coming to Toronto. In what is big news for Toronto film lovers, TIFF announced this morning that the Lightbox will be the first venue in Canada to hold Stanley Kubrick, a traveling exhibition dedicated to the famed director. Opening in fall 2014, the exhibition will pay tribute to the 2001: A Space Odyssey director's life and work. Props, costumes, screenplays and letters, photos, and even cameras will be on display, including the 'Starchild' from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the helmet from Full Metal Jacket, a model of the 'War Room' in Dr. Strangelove, and, best of all, the little blue dresses worn by those ghost twins in The Shining, right in time for next year's Halloween.
This is proving to be a good period in Toronto history for fans who like their art with a side of voyeurism: David Bowie's closet is up at the AGO until November 27th, and this fall the TIFF Bell Lightbox will partner with MOCCA to host The Cronenberg Project, a sweeping David Cronenburg exhibit/film installation/retrospective. Hardcore Kubrick fans will be particularly excited to note that the 2014 exhibition will showcase working scripts, papers, and costume designs from his uncompleted projects Napoleon and The Aryan Papers. Stanley Kubrick passed away in 1999. He made a name for himself both with cult fans and mainstream movie lovers with boundary-pushing cinematography and a fearless approach to heavy themes, evidenced in films like Dr. Strangelove, Lolita and A Clockwork Orange.
More details about the exhibition will be announced in the coming months.