Dr. Strangelove

June 17, 2011
8:30 pm
Kemper Art Museum, East Parking Lot


Join us for a free outdoor screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, an iconic political satire lampooning the nuclear scare and Cold War rhetoric. Starring Peter Sellers as a British officer, US President, and Dr. Strangelove, the film tells the story of an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.

We will provide the popcorn; please bring your own seating to enjoy the film in the parking lot just east of the Museum. (In the event of rain the film will be shown in Steinberg Auditorium.)

This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cosima von Bonin: Character Appropriation. Join us in the galleries at 7 pm for a curator-led talk focusing on von Bonin’s wide-ranging artistic vocabulary: her own biography, the work of other artists, as well as luxury life-style branding, electronic music, cartoon characters, and film, including an allusion to Major T. J. “King” Kong’s outlandish ride on the atom bomb in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.