COMMAND AND CONTROL, BASED ON THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL BY ERIC SCHLOSSER AND DIRECTED BY ROBERT KENNER, WILL OPEN THEATRICALLY IN NEW YORK EXCLUSIVELY AT THE FILM FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 14TH
The film will be released in select cities, followed by a broadcast premiere on PBS’s American Experience
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? It’s the great dilemma the world has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age. From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., and the executive producer of the Oscar-nominated film Last Days in Vietnam, comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. The chilling documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night, and recounts the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States.