THE BIGGER PICTURE @EDT presents Dr. Strangelove, and before the film live music by Flame Proof Moth, on Thursday 19 July upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern. It really is very funny. So is Flame Proof Moth.
‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’, commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 black comedy film which satirizes the nuclear scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Peter Sellers in three roles and George C. Scott, and featuring Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens, the film is loosely based on Peter George’s Cold War thriller novel Red Alert.
The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and an RAF officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. At the same time it follows the crew of one B-52 as they try to deliver their payload.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. It was listed as number three on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs.
95 Minutes/Cert: PG
7pm LIVE MUSIC BY FLAME PROOF MOTH