Science on Screen
Doctor Strangelove (1964), Directed by Stanley Kubrick
June 21, 2023, 7 p.m. at the Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY
General admission: $15. Cinema Arts Centre Members: $10. Young film fans enter free!
Join scientist Dr. Susan Pepper from Brookhaven National Laboratory for an entertaining and exciting evening exploring Stanley Kubrick’s classic comedy, "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", as well as the timely issues it raises. At a moment when the US and Russia are once again engaging in nuclear brinksmanship, the number of nations with nuclear weapons is growing, and arms control treaties are becoming an endangered species, Kubrick’s brilliant. hilarious political satire remains as relevant as when it first premiered in 1964.
With the Soviet Union and U.S. on the verge of nuclear war, it only takes one loony general (Sterling Hayden), a Pentagon war room populated by maniacs (including an unhinged George C. Scott, with Peter Sellers playing the president, an RAF officer, and a Nazi scientist), and a patriotic B-52 bomber pilot carrying an atomic payload (the iconic Slim Pickens) to begin our mutual destruction. Crisply directed by Kubrick with the relentless pace of a thriller, Dr. Strangelove is not just a great black comedy, but one of the greatest films of all time. (USA, 1964, 95 min., b/w)
About Science on Screen
Brookhaven National Laboratory has partnered up with the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre for its 2023 Science on Screen program.
Science on Screen gives experts in science, technology, and medical fields an opportunity to present classic, cult, or documentary movies that serve as a jumping off point to discuss their research, and is made possible by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Science on Screen creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with entertaining and compelling introductions and post-screening discussions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine, particularly showcasing leaders from our strong scientific community here on Long Island. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to engage our audience and reveal current scientific research or technological advances.