Kubrick in Black & White
Roger Ebert
"Paths of Glory" was the film by which Stanley Kubrick entered the ranks of great directors, never to leave them...There is no nostalgia in "Paths of Glory." Only nightmare.
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In arguably his finest performance, a fiery Kirk Douglas is a World War I French colonel who battles the army’s ruthless and incompetent top brass to defend his men from trumped-up charges of cowardice. Paths of Glory was the first film to concentrate many of the themes for which Kubrick’s work became known, including psychologically resonant set design, an unflinching view of the military machine’s absurdity, and a stark portrait of the individual’s doomed fight against dehumanization. (1957, 88 min, 35mm)

Kubrick in Black & White is presented in conjunction with Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, on view June 30 – October 30, 2016. Enjoy a reciprocal $2 discount when you show your ticket stub.


Stanley Kubrick's PATHS OF GLORY is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. This is a haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization.


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