Dr. Strangelove: Larry Groce's Must See Cinema
A new film series at the Underground Cinema!
Each month, from September of 2017 to April of 2018, we will show a film picked by a local film-lover in Charleston as one that they have a strong connection to. Movies touch people in many different ways, and our curators select films they can speak about passionately. Curators will introduce the film and host a discussion afterward on the first Thursday of the month, and the film will show on Thursdays throughout the rest of the month.
WVIFF and Underground Cinema are thrilled to announce the first month of Must See Cinema in September 2017!
Our inaugural film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), has been selected by and will be presented by Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce!
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Beginning: September 7 (special screening with Larry Groce present)
Plays: Every Thursday in September (7, 14, 21, 28)
DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM, FILM BEGINS 7:00 PM
Special Premiere with Larry Gross & Discussion: $15
Adult Admission: $9.00
Student Admission: $5.00
About Must See Cinema:
Each month at Underground Cinema, a different curator will pick a classic and engaging film to which they feel a strong connection. Movies grab people in a lot of different ways, and our curators will pick films they can speak about passionately. On the first Thursday of the month for each new film, the audience has a chance to hear from the curator and talk with her or him about the movie in a post-film discussion.
About September’s film:
Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers plays three wildly different roles. Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an unparalleled stylist and pitch-black ironist.
About September’s curator, Larry Groce:
Larry Groce is one of the founders of West Virginia Public Radio’s Mountain Stage and host/artistic director since 1983. He was also executive director of FestivALL Charleston from its beginning in 2005 until 2015. Before (and during) those times, the also-singer-songwriter who has recorded twenty-four albums, had a top ten single, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. His most recent project is a musical version of the Daniel Boyd film, Paradise Park in collaboration with Danny, commissioned by Theater West Virginia. Larry moved to Barbour County, West Virginia in 1972 and now lives with his wife Sandra and their two daughters, Virginia and Bonnie, on Charleston’s East End. He is no expert on cinema, but films have a strong effect on him, and he very much respects their beauty and power as an art form.
Once it is live, you will be able to see next month’s trailer here:
Purchase tickets online!
Opening night tickets: $15-$20
Rest of the month:
Adult: $9 Student: $5