Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - September 28, 1998
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"Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb," director Stanley Kubrick's dark satire on the Cold War, anti-Communism and nuclear deterrence, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Lautrup-Ball Cinema at Whittier College.

The initial offering in the college's Fall Film Series, "Dr. Strangelove" tells the story of crazed Air Force General Jack D. Ripper, who unleashes B-52s against the Soviets. The Americans and Russians join forces to stop the planes before their bombs can set off the dreaded Doomsday Machine. The film features performances by George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn and Peter Sellers, who is a standout in three separate roles.

Series films scheduled for Thursdays in October include "Fire," a Canadian film in English and Hindi about a newlywed who finds married life is not what she expected, showing on Oct. 8; "Mississippi Masala," with Denzel Washington in a lively, sexy story about the heat generated when different cultures collide in a small Southern town, showing on Oct. 15; and "The Candidate," starring Robert Redford as an idealistic young lawyer who challenges a powerful, conservative incumbent for his seat in the Senate, showing on Oct. 22.

The films are free and open to the public. For information on these and other films in the series, contact Rich Cheatham, director of the media center, at (562) 907-4846.

Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa. 

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