Command and Control

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
7:30 PM, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 PST
Location: Ridgefield (click for map)

From the director of the groundbreaking film “Food, Inc.,” comes “Command and Control,” the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. “Command and Control” reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States – a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Doors open at 6:45 PM, previews start at 7:20 PM. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream and snacks available for purchase. Discussion to follow film.

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 1 h 32 min

Director: Robert Kenner

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