Cinema in Context: WarGames

Tue. Nov 12, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
All Ages
$12.00 - $14.00
All Ages
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$12.00 - $14.00
All Ages
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1983, dir John Badham w/Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, 114 min, 35mm

“The movie that most fascinated Reagan, however, was WarGames… The premise suggested a Spielbergian remake of Dr. Strangelove: a high school computer whiz (twenty-year-old Matthew Broderick) hacks into the North American Defense Command, mistaking one of its programs, Global Thermonuclear War, for a sophisticated computer game. The fate of the world is in his hands, along with his accomplice (twenty-one-year-old Ally Sheedy).” – J. Hoberman, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan


This screening will be introduced by J. Hoberman. His new book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan, will be available for purchase.

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Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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