Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7 p.m.
3100 Torgersen Hall

Join us for a free film screening of "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," followed by a discussion to celebrate the work of  Stephen Prince.

Prince's last book, "Apocalypse Cinema," covers pivotal films from the silent era to the present day, including "Metropolis," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Dr. Strangelove," "Contagion," and "Avengers: Endgame." Prince explores how these dark visions are rooted in religious and prophetic traditions, and he considers how our love for apocalypse cinema is tied to fundamental existential questions and anxieties that never go out of fashion. Stephen Prince (1955 - 2020) was a professor of cinema at Virginia Tech, where he taught for 32 years.  

The discussion will be led by Department of Religion and Culture faculty members Shaily PatelBrian Britt, and Matthew Gabriele.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick; 1 hr 35 minutes run time.

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This event is co-sponsored by the School of Performing Arts and the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech.

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