Two nights ago a big, bear-sized bearded guy in white pants had one of those “no, no…everyone!…listen to me!” experiences (possibly LSD-enhanced) at Hollywood’s American Cinematheque during the finale of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was being shown in 70 mm. Let’s have a round of applause for the AC’s security staff, who obviously cared more about the feelings of this loon and treating him with kid gloves than giving the rest of the audience what they were entitled to receive.

Todd McCarthy’s account of the experience reports that “the guy was really big,” so the security guys probably felt a bit intimidated. McCarthy also offers comments/observations about how Kubrick’s masterpiece is playing with younger teenagers (i.e., Todd’s son Nick and his pally Jake) these days.