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The Scariest Movie You'll Want to See

Command and Control:

The amazing new film based on the book by Eric Schlosser will debut in San Francisco and Berkeley in October

Consider this: What were you – or members of your family – doing in September 1980? Whatever you can recall, meanwhile, a chilling nightmare was unfolding at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas. A worker had accidentally dropped a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in the U.S. arsenal, an incident that ignited 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 original footage. 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.

Now consider this: Nuclear weapons launches and detonations due to accident or miscalculation have been closer than the weaponeers want you to know… not just once, but many times. This new film is a must see for the cautionary tale it tells us about nuclear weapons risks today as well as for its stunning documentation of yesterday’s frightening near misses.

Tri-Valley CAREs will be at the San Francisco and Berkeley theaters with additional literature for select showings. Call us at (925) 443-7148 for details.

October 14, 2016 - October 20, 2016

Landmark Theatres Shattuck Cinemas at 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

October 14, 2016 - October 20, 2016

Landmark Theatres Opera Plaza Cinema at 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102