1964. UK/USA. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Peter Sellers. 94 min. 35mm print.
When a trigger-happy general orders a nuclear attack on the USSR, the POTUS and his advisors race against the clock to prevent doomsday. Kubrick’s grimly farcical take on nuclear conflict presents a parade of over-the-top megalomaniacs, including Sellers (of The Pink Panther fame) in three different roles.
The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola. The group will perform music for string trio and piano quartet with pianist Ira Braus from The Hartt School of Music, including Robert Schumann’s sublime Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47; Max Reger’s Trio No. 2 in d minor, Op. 141b; and the world premiere of String Trio in g minor by Wesleyan’s John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.
Date: Sunday, October 9 Time: 3-4:30 PM Place: Russell House (350 High St.)