Command and Control at Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor

Join Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor for a screening of Command and Control! This film chronicles 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, the chilling new 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.

Hosted by Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor

Location: Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor,WA

Click here for Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor website, where you can watch the trailer for Command and Control.

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Command and Control is Back!

Eric Schlosser’s gripping documentary “Command and Control” will be shown at the Meaningful Movies in Wallingford at 7:00 PM, Friday, April 7, 2017.

Command and Control is a minute-by-minute account of a near catastrophic nuclear explosion at a Titan II missile complex. The movie was directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation). Recently declassified documents provide a cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism. Command and Control forces viewers to confront the great dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: “how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?”

Following the film we will hold a discussion and hear from our extraordinary guests: Mary Hanson, who is affiliated with both Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action and with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR), and fellow guest Lilly Adams, who is the Security Program Organizer at WPSR.

Doors open at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments, film begins at 7:00. This screening is free and open to the public, but donations are gladly accepted.

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Command and Control airs on PBS, January 10th

Command and Control, the powerful documentary based on the book by Eric Schlosser, is scheduled to air on PBS stations around the United States on Tuesday, January 10.

The documentary recounts a chilling nuclear nightmare that played out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker 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 which ignited a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster.

Check your local PBS station for local air times.

Here in Washington State it will be shown at the following times:

  • Seattle, WA: KCTS 9, 9:00pm PST
  • Spokane, WA: KSPS 7, 8:00pm PST

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this excellent cautionary tale about the inherent danger of nuclear weapons.

You can find a trailer and more information about the documentary here: http://www.commandandcontrolfilm.com/

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Command and Control – Free Screening

On November 28th there will be a free showing of Tribeca Film Festival sensation Command and Control at the Guild 45th Theatre, Seattle at 6:30PM.

Produced by American Experience Films | PBS, Command and Control chronicles 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, the chilling new 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.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with special guests Eric Schlosser, Writer and Producer of Command and Control, and Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and nuclear policy expert.

Admission is FREE but the hosts request that you RSVP/Register here.

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Click here to watch the trailer.

The event is sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, Ploughshares Fund, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and Global Zero at University of Washington.

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