Tue04Oct20167:00 pmLandmark Shattuck Cinemas
NPWG Movie Night: Command and ControlJoin us for an evening of ornate cinema and lively discussions!
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING OF COMMAND AND CONTROL
Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Robert Kenner
Based on the best-selling book by Eric Schlosser
The screening of the movie will be followed by a lively discussion with the director Robert Kenner (who also directed Food, Inc.) and author Eric Schlosser (who also wrote Fast Food Nation).
About COMMAND AND CONTROL
A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal, an incident which ignites a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster. Directed by Robert Kenner (FOOD, INC.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION), COMMAND AND CONTROL is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts — from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense— chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
If you would like to attend, we highly recommend that you RSVP at the EventBrite page as soon as possible.Presented by
The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and Nuclear Policy Working Group at The University of California Berkeley, N Square Collaborative, and American Experience Films PBS