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Classic Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Date(s): August 2, 2008
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B of George Bush Presidential Conference Center

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, 92 minutes, B&W), directed by Robert Wise. A sci-fi hallmark, The Day the Eart Stood Still is less concerned with special effects than with its potent message. A humanoid messenger from another world lands in Washington, D.C, with a warning to Earth's people to cease their violent behavior. But panic erupts when the messenger is shot by a nervous soldier and his robot companion, Gort, begins to destroy the capital.  

Cosmic Comedies is a collection of classic films that will feature the genres of comedy and science fiction. This classic film series is provided in conjunction with the Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission exhibit which opens on September 19.

The Bush Library and the Bush Library Foundation present the Classic Film Series free of charge and invite anyone in the community to attend. Beverages are provided courtesy of Bryan Coca Cola Bottling Company and popcorn is available at no cost. Refreshments are available in the lobby in the hour preceding the start of each movie. Parking is free and plentiful. For more information, please call Tracy at (979) 691-4014.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091