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Reunion planned for ‘The Day After’ cast and crew

May 23, 2012

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The Watkins Museum invites those who took part in the making of the made-for-TV movie “The Day After” to attend a cast and crew 30th anniversary reunion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the museum.

Attendees will have the opportunity to record their memories from the filming at a listening booth operated by Kansas Public Radio.

The event is being held in conjunction with the new exhibit “The Day After: Living in Fear?,” which examines the film’s impact on the community and the world. Filmed on location in Lawrence and surrounding areas, the movie responded to prevailing fears of the threat of nuclear war by examining its potential aftermath. The exhibit will be open during the event.

A screening of the movie will take place at the Spencer Museum of Art at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The Watkins Museum is located at 1047 Mass. The Spencer Museum of Art is located at 1301 Miss. For more information on the events and the exhibit, contact the Watkins Museum at 841-4109.

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