The Atomic Cafe

A compilation film juxtaposing Cold War history, propaganda, music and culture, "The Atomic Cafe" was created by 3 filmmakers over a 5-year period from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. "The Atomic Cafe" teaches the public how to live in the Atomic Age, how to survive a nuclear attack--and how fight and win a nuclear war. Armageddon was never so darkly funny as it is in “The Atomic Cafe." As a U.S. Army training film advises, "Viewed from a safe distance, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights ever seen by man." We're excited to present this 1982 cult classic in a sparkling, 4K digital restoration, created by IndieCollect.

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Credits

Director:

Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, Pierce Rafferty

Producer:

Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, Pierce Rafferty

Editor:

Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty

Additional Credits:

Archival Research: Pierce Rafferty, Sound Editor: Margie Crimmins

Contact

Distributor:

Jonathan Hertzberg
jhertzberg@kinolorber.com

Public Film Contact:

Jayne Loader
The Archives Project
jayneloader@gmail.com
617-512-7786

Publicity Contact:

Nicholas Kemp
nkemp@kinolorber.com
646-267-4011

Details

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Year:

2018

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Special Events

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

88:00 mins

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