Command and Control

2016 | USA | NR | 92 min.
  • Lucens Lucens

Showings

The Buzz Sat, Jul 30, 2016 9:00 AM
Old Town Playhouse Sun, Jul 31, 2016 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Men Make Movies - The Struggle Continues
Free Movies at the Buzz
Release Year:2016
Runtime:92 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Robert Kenner

Description

One day in a storage facility in Little Rock, during a routine maintenance check, an airman accidentally dropped a six-pound socket wrench—and pierced a hole in a nuclear warhead. In this heart-thumping documentary, Robert Kenner (“Food, Inc.”) plunges viewers inside a US missile facility in 1980, where the Titan II—a weapon more powerful than all the bombs dropped in WWII combined—sat idly, until all hell broke loose. Skillfully interweaving reenactments and riveting interviews with witnesses and former crew, “Command and Control” explores the devastating fallout of a simple accident, one that could easily happen any day of the year. It’s a bracing look at the potentially deadly consequences that can come from even the smallest of human errors as our ever-increasing nuclear arsenal leaves us more exposed to disaster than ever. In Person: Director Robert Kenner.

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