Past Event: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Dr. Strangelove

When: Thursday, August 16, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Price: Free, no tickets required
Image Credit: Movie poster for Dr. Strangelove; Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, Columbia University (Professor working with bright light) 1948. © SK Film Archives/Museum of the City of New York.

Please note this outdoor screening takes place at Central Park’s Frisbee Hill, the landscape north of Sheep Meadow at 69th Street. 

Free! Inspired by our exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, which explores a formative phase in the career of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, we team up with the Central Park Conservancy for a free outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, 95 min) in Central Park. Kubrick co-wrote, directed, and produced this witty political satire about Cold War politics and an accidental nuclear attack. Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, this landmark film was the first commercially successful political satire about nuclear war. Prior to the screening, Sean Corcoran, co-curator of Through a Different Lens, will offer a brief introduction.

Central Park’s Frisbee Hill is located north of Sheep Meadow at 69th Street beside Le Pain Quotidien. It is accessible from the east and west sides of the park at 72nd Street. 

This event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

This program accompanies our exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs (opens May 3, 2018). To view all of the programs in the series, click here.

Event Timeline:
6:30 pm - Doors open and music by DJ Spin Diesel begins
7:00 pm - Welcome announcements
7:15 pm - Trivia with WABC-TV, Channel 7
7:30 pm - Introduction by Sean Corcoran
Dusk - Film begins

About the Speaker:
Sean Corcoran is the Museum’s Curator of Prints and Photography and has organized several recent exhibitions including Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, as well as A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, Muslim in New York, In the South Bronx of America: Remembering Mel Rosenthal, and Chris “DAZE” Ellis: The City Is My Muse.

Films are free of charge, no tickets required.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders.

View a trailer of the film here: 

Our Partners

In partnership with Central Park Conservancy and the Museum of the Moving Image. Presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies with additional support from WABC-TV.

The Central Park Conservancy restores, manages, and enhances Central Park in partnership with the public. Visit to learn more.

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