The Atomic Cafe
Dir. Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty (1982).
This disturbing film, mostly a compilation of film clips of U.S. government propaganda that attempted to make the nuclear bomb an acceptable part of the country's cultural life during the cold war of the 1950s, does go far to explain the bizarreness and paranoid mind-set of American society of the period.
Fri., Feb. 12, 7 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 13, 1 p.m., 2010
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