Fall Film Series at Weiner Library
"Dr. Strangelove" Opens Series on September 25
Teaneck, NJ (September 6, 2005)— The Weiner Library at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Fort Lee Film Commission are sponsoring a four-part film series beginning in September. The Film Commission selected the films to be shown based their popular appeal and on the collections at FDU and the Commission. The series is free and open to the public.
The first film in the series is the satirical and provocative black comedy “Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” It will be shown on Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. in the Weiner Library Auditorium, River Road,Teaneck.
“Dr. Strangelove,” produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott with James Earl Jones. It is a hot-line suspense comedy in which an insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
The film won the NY Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Stanley Kubrick and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Comedy, but lost out to My Fair Lady for Best Picture Oscar in the 1965 awards ceremony.
The other films in this series will be “The Last Hurrah,” on October 30; “Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Film Fest” on November 27 and “The Fort Lee Silent Film Program” on December 11.
The Fort Lee Film Commission is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 to raise funds to preserve films made in Fort Lee and to work with filmmakers who support promotion of Fort Lee’s role as the birthplace of the American film industry. Each year, the Commission presents two popular series to the general public: “Cliffhanger Film Festival” series, held in spring and fall, and the “Movies and Music Under the Stars” series of outdoor concerts and film screenings that is held each summer in Fort Lee’s Constitution Park.
For further information on this film series, call FDU’s Weiner Library at 201-692-2100.