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The Handsome Family with Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Part of Summer Music & Movies 2014: Playing with Time

Music: The Handsome Family

“Each song is like an abridged Flannery O’Connor story read aloud by Johnny Cash, hovering somewhere between the metaphysical and the mundane.” —NME

The Handsome Family (husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks) makes deeply haunting gothic-folk that blends murder ballads and down-home yarns with vivid surrealism and elemental rock. They’ve recently found further acclaim for their theme song for HBO’s True Detective series.

DJ: Bill DeVille

Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

“Kubrick’s blackest of black comedies.” —Hollywood Reporter

A satire about a crazed war general who takes it upon himself to order a nuclear attack against the Soviet Union. Kubrick’s film debunks the establishment of the military and raises questions about who holds the power. 1964, video, 95 minutes.


Summer Music & Movies is presented by the Walker Art Center in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Support is provided by the Bentson Foundation.


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