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Dr. Strangelove

When: Fri., March 18, 9 p.m. 2011

One of the all-time classics, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb remains proof that satire isn't always what closes on Saturday night, and that the end of the world can actually be hilarious. Adapted from a deadly serious Cold War novel, the film was transformed into a satire by Kubrick and novelist Terry Southern, one featuring multiple insane performances by Peter Sellers (including the robot-armed title character), serious actors such as Keenan Wynn and George C. Scott being hilarious, an examination of the moral implications of an assault upon a Coca-Cola machine, and the memorable phrase "precious bodily fluids." There's also an unforgettable use of "We'll Meet Again," Slim Pickens as a pilot who knows how to drop a bomb and the most awkward bad-news phone call in the history of cinema. The free screening starts at 9 p.m. and features an introduction by Dr. Gregg Flaxman. —Zack Smith

Price: Free

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