Kubrick set out to film a gritty, realistic story of nuclear destruction. What resulted was this nightmarish and very funny, jet-black comedy in which a paranoid American general (Sterling Hayden) orders a nuclear attack on Russia. Peter Sellers plays three of the characters struggling to stop—or exploit—Armageddon. His rogues’ gallery of costars includes George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, and James Earl Jones. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (1964, 95 min, 35mm)
Kubrick in Black & White is presented in conjunction with Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, on view June 30 – October 30, 2016. Enjoy a reciprocal $2 discount when you show your ticket stub.