Friday, February 21, 2014

Join Us for Tomorrow's Monster Movie Matinee!

Our popular Monster Movie Matinee series draws to a close with a screening of the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers tomorrow, Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00-3:30PM in the auditorium of the special collections building

Join us in the auditorium (Room 271) at 2:00PM. Doors open at 1:30 for atomic age snacks. The screening is free and open to the public; introduction by Dr. Christopher Sieving (UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies). For more information call (706) 542-5788 or email
More about the film…
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956): A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. Starring Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. (Run Time: 80 minutes)
More about Monster Movie Matinee...
The atomic age inspired a host of science fiction movies that guessed at what new technology and the space race might bring. Join us as we screen three classic films from the 1950s exploring aliens, atom bombs, and the threat of communism on Saturday afternoons - our Monster Movie Matinee!. Series curated by Dr. Christopher Sieving (UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies). The series is inspired by the ongoing exhibition, Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965, on display in the Russell Library Gallery through March 14, 2014.

Thanks to our sponsors...
The Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow Program Series was made possible with contributions from several campus partners including The Center for International Trade and Security, The School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of History, the Department of English, and Film Studies. The Russell Library thanks these event sponsors and also our exhibit sponsors, The President’s Venture Fund and the Georgia Humanities Council.

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