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This was one of eight movies screened at the
Nevada Museum of Art's Atomic Film Festival, held March 27-28 2004.


"The China Syndrome"

Sunday, March 28 at 1:00 pm

25th Anniversary Screening

Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas star in this suspenseful story of a nuclear power plant accident and the attempted cover-ups that follow. The China Syndrome is not only a dramatic cautionary thriller about the dangers of nuclear energy, but it also examines the power of television news and it's role in modern society.

Eerily, the film accurately foreshadowed the events at Three Mile Island, which occurred only 12 days after the film premiered 25 years ago in March 1979.

Presented in wide-screen format. Directed by James Bridges, 121 mins.

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards - Best Actor (Lemmon),
Best Actress (Fonda), Best Original Screenplay,
and Best Art Direction.

"Well-acted, well-crafted, and scary as hell!"
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"As explosive as the metaphor of it's title."
- Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"There is suspense almost from the film's start.
The three stars are splendid. Smashingly effective,
a very stylish suspense melodrama."
- New York Times

"4 stars! Heartpounding drama, solid performances.
Scores a bullseye." - Leonard Maltin