Cold War America: Memories of a Long Crisis - Session 6
Nov 20, 2008
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Hoffman Community Room|
|Contact Name||Shirley Vonderhaar|
Everyone is welcome
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This fall the library is pleased to offer a new book – film discussion series. Scholar Allison McNeese has developed this series on America during the Cold War. The series will include 4 books and 4 films, offered on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. The third film to be presented will be Dr. Strangelove. In this 1964 Black and White film, American General Jack D. Ripper plummets into madness and sends a bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that communists are trying to rob Americans of their precious body fluids. The U.S. president meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device" which will destroy the U.S. with buried bombs. Film discussion sessions will include a showing of the film, followed by a brief discussion. Funded by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.