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The sudden and decisive end of the Second World War heralded a new era of atomic warfare and the idea of ‘mutually assured destruction’ became a real possibility. Fears of communist invasion, nuclear devastation and a generalised omnipresent end-of-days feeling infiltrated western popular culture but led to a golden era in sci-fi cinema.
Part of Wednesdays @ NFSA: weekly screenings of rare, cult and otherwise little-seen cinema treasures from around the world, presented in association with the Friends of the NFSA.
Godzilla, King of Monsters - 8 March, 7:00PM
On the Beach - 15 March, 7:00PM
Double feature: The Return of Captain Invincible + The Incredible Shrinking Man - 22 March, 6:30PM & 8:15PM
Double feature: Invaders from Mars + The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - 29 March, 6:30PM & 8:00PM
See what else is screening Wednesdays @ NFSA: Blacklisted Hollywood in April.
See what else is screening Wednesdays @ NFSA: Voices Against the Vietnam War in May.