Attention film buffs: TIFF Bell Lightbox is getting a bunch of Stanley Kubrick’s things
The TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto’s premier film-appreciation facility, has been upping the ante in recent years with a string of exhibitions devoted to the lives and careers of illustrious actors, directors and other movie-making luminaries, including director Tim Burton in 2010, screen siren Grace Kelly in 2011 and, beginning November 1, Canadian director David Cronenberg. For 2014, expect an exhibit in honour of late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, whose genre-spanning oeuvre has spawned an unusually obsessive cohort of fans and conspiracy theorists. The new show includes letters, photographs and other archival materials, plus props and costumes from some of Kubrick’s most influential films, including the embryonic Starchild from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Born to Kill helmet from Full Metal Jacket and the lacy blue dresses worn by the ghostly horror-twins in 1980 classic The Shining. The exhibition, which has toured through Paris, Rome, Brussels, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Los Angeles and São Paulo since premiering in Frankfurt in 2004, makes its Toronto debut next fall.