Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

"The Day After" coming to Lawrence on its 25th anniversary

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the movie's release, Liberty Hall is showing The Day After next week.


Click the image to see the IMDB article.
Even though they're asses and won't allow their image to display.




It is the mid-1980s. An aggressive Soviet leadership orders troops marched to the border of West Berlin, and then decides to invade West Germany with multiple armored tank & troop divisions. In Lawrence, Kansas - on the border with Missouri - a family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, and Dr. Oakes (Jason Robards) is keeping busy in his role as chief of surgery in the small University Hospital at Lawrence. These people go on with their daily lives but are drawn closer to the possibility of a nuclear war, as the Russians use a nuclear ballistic missile against a West German city, and then attack a U.S. warship in the Persian Gulf. The Americans strike back by hitting a Soviet ship, and then the Russians hit NATO regional headquarters with a nuclear warhead!

...and then things get worse.

Thursday, November 20, at 7:00pm. Be there or miss Lawrence getting nuked!

Best,
Chris
Tags: random cool stuff, the cold war
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