Staff Pick: Dr. Strangelove at the Gateway Film Center

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From the August 2, 2012 edition

When I tell people I write about movies, they generally ask me what my all-time favorite movie is. It’s a tough question for a movie dude, but I don’t hesitate. It’s Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

The pitch-black Cold War satire hasn’t stopped being funny to me, even though we aren’t quite as concerned about a, um, traditional nuclear war. And the Gateway Film Center is kicking off its Cinema Classics series with it.

John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto, co-hosts of WCBE’s radio program “Cinema Classics” (and smart and dapper gentlemen), have picked films for the series that are iconic and great for the big screen.

A kickoff party featuring light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar starts at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by a screening of the film. Just remember, there’s no fighting in the War Room.

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