Dr. Strangelove and Swede Fest this weekend
Sent to mailinglist subscribers on May 15, 2014
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An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
The laughs will surely flow this Saturday, May 17 at the historic Tower Theatre when Filmworks presents the classic 1964 black comedy “Dr. Strangelove” at 8 p.m. only. The special engagement follows the latest installment of Swede Fest, the Central Valley’s do-it-yourself film festival. Swede Fest doors open at 5 p.m. and the festival starts at 5:30.
Filmmaking legend Stanley Kubrick directs “Dr. Strangelove,” which parodies doomsday fears and Cold War politics. The late critic Roger Ebert says the film is “arguably the best political satire of the century.” The movie — which earned four Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture — stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden.
Swede Fest 13 celebrates “sweded” films — low-budget, summarized re-creations of popular Hollywood movies or TV shows. Most of the short films feature work made by local filmmakers and starring their friends and families. At the last event, Swede Fest 12, parodied films included an ecelectic mix of titles including “Jaws,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “The Fast and the Furious,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and the TV show “Full House.”
Tickets for “Dr. Strangelove” cost $5 and are available in advance on our website. Admission to Swede Fest is, as always, free.