Preview: Nuclear Film Festival

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Preview: Nuclear Film Festival

Later this month, Kilburn's Tricycle Theatre hosts a series of films, talks, discussions and exhibitions about the nuclear bomb. Tricycle Goes Nuclear runs 22-25 March, and addresses the wider issues involved in this world-changing weapon through its cinematc depiction.

The programme includes screenings of cult classics such as Dr Strangelove and On The Beach starring Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire and Ava Gardner. Other highlights include The Atomic Cafe, a collection of 1940's and 1950's United States government issued propaganda films and Threads, a documentary-style account of nuclear holocaust, set in Sheffield.

The festival is accompanied by a series of Q&As and panel discussions hosted by — among others — Shane Rimmer, who played Captain "Ace" Owens in Dr Strangelove.

For the full programme, please visit Tricycle's website. Tickets cost £6.50 for adults, £5 for concessions. Season tickets — providing access to all screenings — can be purchased for £21 for adults, £18.50 for concessions.

Last Updated 09 March 2012