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FEBRUARY 2-25

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As auteurs go, Stanley Kubrick has kept things pretty tidy: He hasn’t made that many films, and most of them you’ve probably heard of (and possibly even seen). This retrospective of the American-born, British-based director can thus be appreciated on two levels: as another chance to see such smart blockbusters as Dr. Strangelove, Spartacus, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, 2001: A Space Odyssey (pictured), The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket on a big screen, or as a first opportunity to see lesser-known work like Killer’s Kiss (Feb. 6, 8:15 p.m.; Feb. 10, 6 p.m.) and The Killing, one of the many films that supposedly inspired Reservoir Dogs. Fear and Desire, made for $40,000 in 1953 (and shown with Killer’s Kiss) is even a Washington premiere. At the Kennedy Center’s American Film Institute Theater. $6.50. (202) 785-4601. CP