'Planet of the Apes' (1968), preceded by Suspense: 'Nightmare at Ground Zero' (8/18/53)
Sunday, September 9, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Rod Serling: Other Dimensions
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$9 General Admission.
Free admission on 8/26, 9/8
Planet of the Apes (1968) Time-traveling astronaut Charlton Heston crashes on an unknown planet two millennia in the future and finds himself in a world run by highly-advanced apes who treat humans as beasts and slaves. Offering a bracing look in the mirror, the iconic adventure film is vintage Serling: transplanting social concerns onto a fantastic future world.
Suspense: "Nightmare at Ground Zero" (CBS, 8/18/53): In this eerily atmospheric live television drama directed by Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird), a henpecked artist hired by the U.S. Army to supply mannequins for an atomic test plots a horrific solution to dispose of his nagging wife.