Monster Movie Matinee: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Feb 15 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Russell Special Collections Building

Where: Auditorium (Room 271), Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
When: Saturday, February 15, 2014; 2:00-3:30PM (Doors open at 1:30)

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. Series curated and introduced by Dr. Christopher Sieving (UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies).

More About The Film…
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951): An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. (Run Time: 92 minutes)

Want to learn more about the exhibit that inspired this film series?
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 is on display in the Russell Library Gallery from January 28-March 14, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public!

For more information about this event, or others in the Alert Today Program Series, call (706) 542-5788, email or visit

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