FILM

A Space Odyssey: 16 August: Don't miss your last chance to see The Irish Film Institute's screening of the epic science fiction masterpiece A Space Odyssey. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the film tells of a voyage to Jupiter to explore a black monolith discovered on the planet that is emitting radio signals. The tranquil trip through the solar system, however, is disrupted when the ship’s on-board computer, HAL, begins to act erratically. Widely recognised for its revolutionary use of special effects and mixture of music and scientific accuracy, it is always worth revisiting, especially on a large cinema screen. Check out www.irishfilminstitute.ie for more information.