How I learned to stop worrying
Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers and Peter Sellers are waiting for you this Sunday, when Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It’s the finale in the politically-aware film series co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pittsburgh.
The darkly comic film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, stars (in addition to Peter Sellers in 3 roles) Sterling Hayden and George C. Scott, two actors better known for their serious sides than for their satire. Which might just be why they’re so disturbingly funny. The NY Times reviewer called the film “The most shattering sick joke I’ve ever come across.” Heck, it’s a masterpiece. Don’t miss the chance to see it on the big screen.
Discussion afterwards with Barry Paris of the Post-Gazette. Be civil; don’t make him say, as President Merkin Muffley does, “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.”