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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, April 24
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Free Afternoon Movie

April 24  Dr. Strangelove (1964) 1 hr 31 min.

An insane general (Sterling Hayden) triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians (including the president, played by Peter Sellers and generals (including the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, played by George C. Scott) frantically tries to stop.

Nominated for 4 Oscars. This movie led to actual changes in military policy to ensure that the events depicted could never occur in real life. While shooting aerial footage over Greenland, the second unit camera crew accidentally filmed a secret US military base. Their plane was forced down, and the crew was suspected of being Soviet spies. Peter Sellers improvised most of his lines.

Audience: 
Adults