The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion, shown from 27 different angles, and accompanied by avant-garde Western classical music composed for electric organ by Terry Riley. Written by
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The only known 35mm print of the film was taken out of circulation in June 2005 after being shown as part of the Eye and Ear Controlled festival that took place at Anthology Film Archives, a renowned venue for avant-garde films, in New York City. See more