THE END IS NEAR!
Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame’s
Critic’s Choice” Best of Sci Fi” Film Series: ‘Science Fiction and Society’
When: Sunday, February 19, 4pm
Where: JBL Theatre at EMP, 325 5th Ave. N.
At Seattle Center (Fifth & Harrison entrance)
Tickets: $6 General; $5 SFM/SIFF Members
Advance Tickets Available at Box Office 206.770-2702
Our Host: The Seattle Weekly’s Tim Appelo will introduce the film
One of the things that science fiction film does well is explore our fears about technology gone haywire, and the 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove, is a classic example of this. Producer/director Stanley Kubrick's brilliant, satirical, provocative black comedy/fantasy regarding doomsday and Cold War politics features an inadvertent, pre-emptive nuclear attack. Kubrick began making a serious movie about the End of the World As We Know It (in a nuclear war), but halfway through, he realized the absurdity behind MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) and the entire Cold War scenario, and decided instead to make a black comedy.
The film was Oscar®-nominated for Best Picture, won the BAFTA Award for best British film, and remains number 26 on the Top 100 Films of All Time. Peter Sellers, who plays three roles in this film, was also nominated for Best Actor.
Added Bonus: Be there on Sunday when we do an audience drawing for preview passes to the hot Russian film, “Night Watch.”
Senior Manager, Education and Outreach
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame