PSC's Labor Goes to the Movies: GODZILLA
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 06:00 PM
This year, the Professional Staff Congress' Labor Goes to the Movies film series presents films that take the threat of apocalypse as their premise. The series continues with Godzilla (1954, Japan), the story of an ancient beast stirred from its underwater lair by atom bomb tests. Today’s apocalyptic films often depict the ravages of climate change, but Godzilla was born from the dread and anxiety with which 1950s Japan viewed atomic weapons. Film Critic James Hoberman said, “Godzilla belongs with—and might well trump—the art films Hiroshima Mon Amour and Dr. Strangelove as a daring attempt to fashion a terrible poetry from the mind-melting horror of atomic warfare.” Doors open at 6 PM in the PSC Union Hall on Fri., Oct. 17. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided. Click here to view a trailer.