THEATER 1 Mon, Jun 5, 2023 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1964
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sidney Lumet
Cast:Henry Fonda
Walter Matthau
Fritz Weaver
Larry Hagman
Frank Overton


Nearly sixty years old but as prescient as ever, Lumet’s FAIL SAFE stars Henry Fonda as the President of the United States who must quite literally save the fate of humanity when a nuclear attack order is accidentally given. Recently the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (SASB) moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward to 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been—and Peter Fonda is nowhere in sight. Join Daniel Holz, member of the SASB and Professor at the University of Chicago in the Enrico Fermi Institute; the Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics for a discussion about global annihilation. We recognize this is a bummer. Complimentary popcorn will be provided with every ticket purchase—and drink specials will be offered!