Stanley Kubrick The Exhibition

"In the whole history of movies, there has been nothing like Kubrick's vision of hope and wonder, of grace and of mystery, of humour and contradictions. It was a gift to us, and now it's a legacy."

— Steven Spielberg

The immensely popular exhibition celebrating the life and work of Stanley Kubrick makes its Canadian debut in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Dates and ticketing information to be announced in the coming months.

Stanley Kubrick, developed in close collaboration with Frankfurt's Deutsches Filmmuseum which premiered the exhibition in 2004, has since travelled to some of the world's most important cultural institutions in Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Los Angeles, and most recently São Paulo. TIFF is proud to be presenting the Canadian premiere.


Drawing on extensive archives from Kubrick's home and workplace, the exhibition features rare photographs and letters, original props and costumes, screenplays, production materials, and cameras from his nearly 50-year career.

Still from The Shining Still from Full Metal Jacket

Priceless items such as the 'Starchild' from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dresses of the ghostly sisters from The Shining, the 'Born to Kill' helmet of Private Joker from Full Metal Jacket, and the authentic model of the 'War Room' in Dr. Strangelove are just a few of the many pieces on display.

Visitors will also learn about Kubrick's famously uncompleted projects Napoleon and The Aryan Papers. Materials such as research papers, costume designs, and shooting scripts document how far Kubrick had developed these projects, and testify to his comprehensive and meticulous working style.

The exhibition also spotlights Kubrick's early documentary shorts and his work as a photojournalist for Look magazine from 1945 to 1950.

The exhibition is organized by the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Christiane Kubrick, and the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, with the support of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Sony-Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.,Universal Studios Inc., and SK Film Archives LLC.

Sponsors: Deutsches Filmmuseum, University of the arts london, Warner Brothers