Dr. Strangelove is the classic, biting satire on the threat of total nuclear annihilation starring Peter Sellers. Based on the tense and earnest 1958 novel Red Alert by Peter Byrant, Stanley Kubrick’s film finds appalling comedy in the apocalyptic madness at the heart of the whole thing. You can’t fight in here: this is the War Room.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Stanley Kubrick Considers the Bomb
Stanley Kubrick Considers The Bomb, a new short film produced and directed by Matt Wells, will be screened exclusively in cinemas as part of this release. With contributions from those who knew Kubrick best, including Katharina Kubrick, Jan Harlan (Kubrick’s Executive Producer and brother-in-law) and journalist and author Eric Schlosser, the film considers how Kubrick responded to society’s widespread concern about nuclear war and transformed it into his irreverent comic masterpiece.