That said, Idaho-based Mike Kaplan, art director for Stanley Kurbrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, and current member of the Motion Picture Academy, insists that ROMA needs to appear on a Treasure Valley big screen.
“As an Academy member, I want to see ROMA in its ideal presentation, not on TV,” Kapaln told Boise Weekly. “It turns out that the newly-opened Caldwell Luxe Reel theater has the perfect, advanced (Dolby) Atmos sound system that can accommodate the sound that ROMA deserves. After a few weeks of calls and chats with the folks at Caldwell Luxe Reel, it’s going to happen.”
Indeed, beginning Friday, Feb. 1, the Caldwell Luxe Reel Theatre will showcase ROMA on the big screen, due in large part to Kaplan’s persistence.
“It feels to me that ROMA can be an Idaho cultural event after all,” said Kaplan. “I can’t wait.”