Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love presidential tweets

Limited seats available

When

5.30pm–8.30pm

23 May 2018

Where

Cinema 1, Palace Central Sydney

Type

Film screening

Cost

$35 General Admission, $25 Concession

The United States Studies Centre invites you to a special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed 1964 political satire, Dr Strangelove, at the Palace Cinema in Central Park.

Visiting Fellow Stephen Loosley AM (whose expertise combines presidential politics and Hollywood history) will host an audience discussion following the film, addressing its Cold War subject-matter and its relevance in a renewed era of nuclear unease.

The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and was among the first group of films selected by the US Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Film Register. The Plot follows various actors in the US nuclear chain of command as they try to stop the crew of US Airforce B-52 bomber from carrying out Plan R, a wrongly issued order to launch a nuclear first-strike on Russia.

Featuring

  • Stephen Loosley, AM
    Stephen Loosley, AM
    Non-Resident Fellow, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

    Stephen Loosley served in the Australian Parliament during the Hawke and Keating Governments where he chaired both the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the Senate Regulations Committee.

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