The Presbyterian-based CityChurch of Fort Lauderdale runs the series, but the flicks they select arent overtly Christian in nature. In the past theyve watched and dissected films like Magnolia, Taxi Driver, and Citizen Kane, and subversive gems like Fight Club are on the docket for the future. Pastor Rick Hunter leads the discussions after each film, and while they come from a spiritual perspective, the overarching themes of individual and social truths apply to comers of all faiths.
This month, Cinéma Vérité is showing Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubricks timeless tale of nuclear war. Jeff Schmidt, one of the series film coordinators, explains how theyll approach the movie: Its about the irony of peace, the tension between its goal and the necessary (or unnecessary, depending on your take) steps to get there. Substitute North Korea and Iran for Russia, and its just as relevant today as it was 40 some years ago. Dr. Strangelove screens at 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission costs $5. Visit www.myspace.com/vivalacinema.
Third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Starts: July 21. Continues through Dec. 31, 2008