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“Fail Safe” Film Viewing
October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Film Viewing and Conversation with John Farr TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
6:30PM – WINE RECEPTION
7:00PM – FILM VIEWING
9:00PM – CONVERSATION WITH JOHN FARR
Free for members, $15 for guests
The Club will host a screening of Sidney Lumet’s tingling thriller, Fail Safe, from 1964. This classic of suspense lays out a nightmare scenario: through a series of human and technical errors, American fighter planes carrying nuclear warheads are ordered to drop their bombs over Moscow. Can the President (Henry Fonda) find a way to turn the planes back in time? John Farr (‘81), editor of the film curation site, Best Movies by Farr, will introduce the film and place it in the context of other sixties-era Cold War features, while drawing parallels to present day challenges.
Boasting a half-century love of great film, John Farr is an independent viewer’s advocate and film curator for the discerning crowd, guiding smart audiences to smart films. Answering the age-old question, “What do we watch tonight?” in a time-saving manner, his website, Best Movies By Farr, revolutionizes the movie selection process, touting a curated database of more than 2,500 outstanding films.