Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dr. Strangelove screens this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 9:53 AM

There are a couple of special film screenings this weekend. NOLA Drive-in has moved its location to the parking lot of the former grocery store on Elysian Fields and St. Claude avenues for the Friday screening of Stanley Kubrick's Cold War classic, Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, featuring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickens. There's also a preceding short feature, and there will be food trucks and beer vendors. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the screening starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5, and the event is co-sponsored by the New Orleans Film Society.

UPDATE: The screening of The Harder They Come has been postponed. It is not on Saturday. A new date has not been set.

On Saturday, Patois: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival screens The Harder They Come (1972), starring reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, at the Old Ironworks (612 Piety St.) Doors open at 6 p.m. DJs spin Jamaican music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, and a menu of barbecue and rum drinks are available. The screening is outdoors and begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $5.

Watch Slim Pickens ride the bomb after the jump.

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