Dr. Strangelove

Times:

  • 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 17, 2014

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Filmworks presents the satirical 1964 black comedy “Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Directed by filmmaking legend Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden, this cinema classic parodies doomsday fears and Cold War politics. An insane and paranoid U.S. general calls for a pre-emptive attack on the Soviet Union, leading the country down an unstoppable path toward nuclear holocaust. In a last-ditch attempt to stop the attack, U.S. President Merkin Muffley and a war room full of politicians and advisers decide to call in Dr. Strangelove, an eccentric, wheelchair-bound German scientist to try and stop the attack. But one plucky American B-52 bomber squad (piloted by Slim Pickens) remains intent on delivering their apocalyptic payload. The New York Times has called the film, “one of the cleverest and most incisive satiric thrusts at the awkwardness and folly of the military that has ever been on the screen.” Based on author Peter George’s thriller, “Red Alert,” and adapted for the screen by Kubrick, George, and Terry Southern. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
USA (1964) • 94 minutes • Rated PG

Swede Fest 13
Before the screening of “Dr. Strangelove,” come early at 5 p.m. for Swede Fest 13, the latest installment of the Central Valley’s do-it-yourself film festival. Swede Fest was launched in 2008 by local filmmakers Roque Rodriguez and Bryan Harley. The only film festival dedicated to sweded movies — low-budget, summarized re-creations of your Hollywood favorites — Swede Fest aims to make filmmaking easy, fun, and accessible to anyone in the community. The deadline to submit entries for Swede Fest 13 is May 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Swede Fest 13 is sponsored by Fresno Filmworks, Gotta Love Fresno, and The Tower Theatre.

Monthly-Presenting-Jan2014Filmworks thanks K-Jewel 99.3 FM, The Fresno Bee, Vida en el Valle, and Stella Artois for their support.

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.