Monster Movie Matinee: Them!

Feb 08 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 8, 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 by Dr. Christopher Sieving (UGA Department of Theatre and Film Studies); Introduction by Dr. Christopher Pizzino (UGA Department of English)

More About The Film…
Them! (1954): The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, and Joan Weldon. (Run Time: 94 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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