American Experience preview screening 10/15

KLRU featured event

Join us for a special preview screening of American Experience War of the Worlds with Director Cathleen O’Connell and American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels in attendance.

DATE: Tuesday, October 15th 
TIME: 7 pm
LOCATION: Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

With the CBS radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” serving as its narrative spine, American Experience War of the Worlds examines the elements that together created one of the biggest purported mass hysteria events in U.S. history. Public outcry, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the FCC and Mr. Welles himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world.

Producer and Director Cathleen O’Connell and American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels will be in attendance for a post screening audience Q&A. Local cast members who participated in the reenactments will also be in the audience.

American Experience War of the Worlds will air on KLRU October 28 at 8 pm and October 31 at 9 pm.