Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Time of transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove’s jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances have kept the film fresh and entertaining. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 54 minutes.