Steven Spielberg, A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), 35mm
Special Mother’s Day screening! Perhaps Steven Spielberg’s greatest film, A.I. is “a collaboration between the living Steven Spielberg and the late Stanley Kubrick,” which “seems appropriate to a project that reflects profoundly on the differences between life and nonlife. Kubrick started this picture and came up with the idea that Spielberg should direct it, and after inheriting a 90-page treatment Kubrick had prepared with Ian Watson and 600 drawings he’d done with Chris Baker, Spielberg finished it in so much his own manner that it may be his most personal film, as well as his most thoughtful. It will most likely make you cry; it’s just as likely to give you the creeps—which is as it should be. This is a movie people will be arguing about for many years to come”—Jonathan Rosenbaum, 2001. Co-presented with the Yale Film Archive.