Movie Night! ‘Dr. Strangelove…’ (1964)

April 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ …Part of our ongoing film series… a satire shockingly relevant to our post-satirical age, in which our president compared the size and functionality of his nuclear “button” with that of Kim-Jong-U​n. “’Dr. Strangelove’ was clearly intended as a cautionary movie; it meant to jolt us awake to the dangers of the bomb by showing us the insanity of the course we were pursuing,” Pauline Kael wrote in 1967. “But artists’ warnings about war and the dangers of total annihilation never tell us how we are supposed to regain control, and ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ chortling over madness, did not indicate any possibilities for sanity. … It is not war that has been laughed to scorn but the possibility of sane action.”