I think at the time it was made, during the height of the cold war, we were so paranoid of destroying our planet. It is a great satire of the time. It had a bunch of stereotypes which are not unfounded for the time. Or today for this matter. Though, in a serious note, it is a tale of how we need to do whatever to survive as a species and carry on life as we know it. The fear to this day is real and more than ever is part of society.
With the invasion of Ukraine, some parties that are justifying it and making threats of how we will use weapons you cant imagine if you intervene. We had a period of some prosperity, but like in the film. Mad men can really do damage to the world if not lead to its total and complete destruction.
I enjoyed the movie, I like its dark humor and it kinds helps to avoid the complete shitty nature of what happened in the movie.
I have not decided on how it works. Mainly maybe 2 weeks to watch as people dont have all the time in the world. I have more than most. But even with that I have to remember. I get distracted easily. So I think maybe a week to a week and a half to watch then the second part of the second week would be for discussion?