‘We’ll Meet Again’ – Dr. Strangelove and the Nuclear Film Genre

2.00PM Sat 3 Mar 2018 (1hr)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free


Join author and academic Mick Broderick (Murdoch University, Western Australia) for an illustrated talk on the history and development of nuclear cinema — from the immediate post-World War Two response to the lingering atomic fears of today.

Followed by a screening of Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964.

Mick Broderick is a Perth based academic and creative arts practitioner. His major publications include Reconstructing Strangelove: inside Stanley Kubrick's 'nightmare comedy' (2017), editions of the reference work Nuclear Movies (1988, 1991) and as editor or co-editor, Hibakusha Cinema (1996, 1999, 2014), Interrogating Trauma (2010) and Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives (2011). His curated exhibitions of cold war material culture artefacts, Half Lives (2004-05), Atomicalia (2009-14) and Nuke York, New York (2011-12) have been installed at museums and galleries in Australia, Japan, Canada and the USA. Broderick's screen productions include the digital installations Exhale (2008), Hiroshima Traces (2012), short dramas Fugue (2009), Excursion (2013) and Off the Map (2014), and the documentary shorts Rwanda: Hope for the Future (2011), and – in 3D – Inside the Dome (2015). His co-curated multiscreen hyper-visualisation exhibition Fading Lights: Australian POWs and BCOF Troops in Japan 1945-52 was installed at the John Curtin Gallery in August 2015.