Friday, February 07, 2014

Monster Movie Matinee Series Starts Tomorrow

What happens when mutant ants attack?

Find out tomorrow, Saturday, February 8th from 2:00-3:30PM when the Russell Library’s Monster Movie Matinee series kicks off with a screening of the 1954 film Them! in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Join us in the auditorium (Room 271) at 2:00PM. Doors open at 1:30 for atomic age refreshments. The screening is free and open to the public; introduction by Dr. Christopher Pizzino (UGA Department of English). For more information call (706) 542-5788 or email

More about the film…
Them! (1954): The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, and Joan Weldon. (Run Time: 94 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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