“Command and Control”, a film screening

Command and Control, a new documentary about the real events that occurred at the Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. Directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser Command and Control is a minute-by-minute account of a nightmare that plays out when a worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts ­– from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense and Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service Skip Rutherford – chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima. Filmmaker Robert Kenner, author and producer Eric Schlosser, and several of the Arkansas-based subjects will participate in a Q&A following the screening.

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501) 683-5239.

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Date(s) - 10/09/2016
5:00 pm

Ron Robinson Theater