8 items from 2016
On September 18, 1980, a mechanic accidentally dropped a socket while performing routine maintenance on a Titan II missile in Damascus, Arkansas. The resulting rupture in the fuel tank nearly resulted in the detonation of one of America’s most powerful nuclear warheads. This is the harrowing subject of Command and Control, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival: a fascinating and terrifying documentary about the on-going effects of the Cold War arms race, and how close America came to nuclear catastrophe.
Coming from the producers and director of Food, Inc. and the executive producer of Last Days of Vietnam, Command and Control is based on the book of the same name by Eric Schlosser, who also acts as an occasional narrator of the film. Command and Control chronicles two historical events: the nuclear arms race and nuclear accidents in America, and their relationship to the near-catastrophe of the “Damascus Accident. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The folly of man and the inevitability of disaster are the twin engines powering “Command and Control,” a riveting and dismaying documentary from “Food, Inc.” director Robert Kenner about a 1980 nuclear disaster that took place just outside Little Rock, Ark. Based on the harrowing book by Eric Schlosser (who not only co-wrote, but also appears in the film), this unsettling production — made in concert with PBS’ “American Experience” — is equal parts history lesson, cautionary tale and nerve-rattling thriller, using all manner of nonfiction devices to elicit both horror and outrage over the precariousness of our deadliest arsenals.
Delivering one propulsive bombshell after another, while presenting a chilling vision of mankind’s helplessness to prevent its own destruction, it’s a work whose theatrical potential — kicking off Sept. 14 at New York’s Film Forum, then expanding to other cities before its broadcast premiere — would seem to be only slightly less explosive »
- Nick Schager
the bomb, created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser, is a groundbreaking multimedia installation that immerses you in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons. The 55-minute film will be projected 360 degrees on massive floor to ceiling screens that surround the audience, as The Acid performs a live score in the center of the space. the bomb Created by Smriti Keshari & Eric Schlosser Film by Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari & Eric Schlosser Staged by United Visual Artists Music by The Acid Art Direction by Stanley Donwood Animation by The Kingdom of Ludd the bomb screenings at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Saturday, April 23 , Doors: [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
Set to explode at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, The Bomb is described as "a groundbreaking multimedia installation that immerses you in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons." Created by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser, The Bomb sounds like a startling and unique experience. Here are portions of the official description: "The 55-minute film will be projected 360 degrees on massive floor to ceiling screens that surround the audience, as The Acid performs a live score in the center of the space. "The Bomb will be performed on April 23 and 24 at Gotham Hall as part of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, with shows at 7pm and 10pm both evenings. ... Also, on April 23, at the School of Visual Arts,...
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Austin, Texas filmmaker Richard Linklater helped define the 1990s American indie scene with “Slacker,” a loose collection of conversations with real and invented personalities from the local Austin scene. That first film set a pattern for the filmmaker, who often employs large casts to create sprawling slice of life portraits. The lineup in “Dazed and Confused” could overwhelm a “best characters” list from many other filmmakers, and then there are the “Before” trilogy, “Boyhood,” and the new “Everybody Wants Some!!” to consider, among many others. Read More: SXSW Review: Richard Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ With Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Zoey Deutch & More While often an author of his own scripts, Linklater has adapted material by Eric Bogosian (“SubUrbia”), Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”), Stephen Belber (“Tape”), Philip K. Dick (“A Scanner Darkly”), and Bill Lancaster (“Bad News Bears”). Even in those cases, the director’s methods and style »
- Russ Fischer
Maybe you knew a guy like Finnegan in high school or college: smart, charming, funny and irritatingly good at everything from nabbing pop flys on the baseball diamond to picking up young women at a night club. He's a jock, for sure, but not the kind of bro that turned house parties into an instant toxic dump of Xy-chromosome douchery. He could get away with faux-worldly affectations like a pipe or quoting Kerouac at keggers. Even among alpha males, this guy was admired as a cut above the rest. If »
The multimedia installation by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser is among additions to Tribeca Film Festival’s (Tff) experiential line-up announced by organisers on Wednesday.
The Bomb immerses the audience in the unsettling reality of the nuclear threat and takes place on April 23 and 24. Preceding the presentation will be a panel with the creators and Michael Douglas, a long-time advocate of nuclear non-proliferation.
Tribeca will also stage five additional Vr experiences, as part of the Virtual Arcade presented by At&T at the Tribeca Festival Hub.
All are world premieres and take place on April 18-20. The line-up comprises: Grateful Dead: Truckin from Jaunt Vr; Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart created by The New York Times; The Click Effect created by Sandy Smolan and James Nestor; Perspective 2: The Misdemeanor created by Rose Troche and Morris May; and Collisions.
A roster of tech thought leaders will participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Imagination Day powered by The »
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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival which will be held from April 13-24 has added a number of events to its experimental slate. Of note is the world premiere of the media installation the bomb by documentary filmmakers Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser (writer, director Fast Food Nation; Ep There Will Be Blood) which immerses the audience in the unsettling reality of a nuclear threat. The premiere event will be preceded by a panel with the creators and Michael Douglas. the b… »
8 items from 2016
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