PSR-LA is proud to join with Ploughshares Fund to host a special opening day screening of Countdown to Zero, a new film about the global nuclear threat on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Arclight Hollywood Cinema.
The film offers many exciting opportunities to heighten public awareness about the dangers of nuclear weapons and to create a renewed, urgent demand for nuclear disarmament. The screening will be followed by a discussion with:
Lucy Walker, Writer and Director
Lawrence Bender, Producer (and recipient, PSR-LA’s 2008 Socially Responsible Media Award)
Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund (and recipient, PSR-LA’s 2008 Founders Award)
Dr. Robert Dodge, Board member, PSR-LA
Reza Aslan, Writer and Scholar
When: Friday, July 30, 2010, 7:30 pm screening and discussion
Where: ArcLight Hollywood Cinema, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Tickets will be held at the door.
Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (The Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Countdown to Zero makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today. The film was produced by Academy Award® winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute.
Countdown to Zero Reviews
A hair-raising look at nuclear proliferation from the producers of “An Inconvenient Truth” Wall Street Journal
“Makes a swift, soberling urgent, case for the comprehensive elimination of nuclear weapons” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“Makes old terrors radioactively new again” Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly