Phoenix Film Collective: Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
7:30-9:30PM SATURDAY, JULY 14

Join the Phoenix Film Collective at Changing Hands Phoenix for a screening of Dr. Strangelove! The PFC is a a group of film fans dedicated to bringing culturally relevant cinema to Central Phoenix, to share movie-going experiences with other film buffs.

Tonight's inaugural event is a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 classic, Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Dr. Strangelove stars the incomparable Peter Sellers in three roles: RAF Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President of the United States Merkin Muffley, and the titular mad scientist. It also features a manic performance from George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson, Sterling Hayden as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, and Slim Pickens as Major 'King' Kong.

Since the dissolution of the Cold War, Dr. Strangelove has been easy to laugh at from a safe distance. How is the experience of watching it altered under the looming specter of actual nuclear war? Join us and find out, even if you already have the DVD sitting on your shelf. We guarantee the gallows humor will go down easier with a cold pint and a friendly shoulder to cry on.

Think of the all-time-great movie-watching experiences of your life. Maybe it was when your dad surprised you with a matinee screening of Jurassic Park when you were a kid, and for two hours one summer afternoon you believed dinosaurs still walked the earth. Maybe it was the collective gasp when the twist in Get Out was revealed, or how the triumphant ending made you high-five the stranger sitting next to you. Maybe it was the time you sat in a nearly empty theatre in the middle of the afternoon, seeing a Jean-Luc Godard film for the first time, an experience that temporarily bonded you with a handful of strangers in a dark room, but you all left the theatre knowing that your life had been changed in some meaningful way.

The point is this: Whatever your most profound movie moments, they probably weren't experienced sitting alone on your couch. Because watching movies with other people who love movies is just better. That's why we started the PHOENIX FILM COLLECTIVE, a group created by film buffs for film buffs in Central Phoenix, so we can share more of those life-altering movie-going experiences together.
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