Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 14: Sun May 30

Dr Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964): Castle Cinema, 1.30pm

This 16mm presentation is also screened on May 27th at Castle Cinema.

Chicago Reader review:

Like most of his work, Stanley Kubrick's deadly black satirical comedy-thriller on cold war madness and its possible effects (1964) has aged well: the manic, cartoonish performances of George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Peter Sellers (in three separate roles, including the title part) look as brilliant as ever, and Kubrick's icy contempt for 20th-century humanity may find its purest expression in the figure of Strangelove himself, a savage extrapolation of a then-obscure Henry Kissinger conflated with Wernher von Braun and Dr. Mabuse to suggest a flawed, spastic machine with Nazi reflexes that ultimately turns on itself.

Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer 

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