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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.


"Panic in Year Zero"

Sunday, March 28 at 3:30 pm

Don't miss your only chance to see this extremely rare 1962 cult classic! Out of release for decades, this Cold War apocalyptic tale of survival and a society in chaos was the only film directed by Oscar-winning actor Ray Milland.

When Harry Baldwin and his wife leave Los Angeles for a fishing trip with their son and daughter, the city is devasted by a nuclear attack. As the disaster ignites panic throughout the area, the family heads for their vacation spot to flee the cold lawlessness around them.

In addition to Milland, the film also features a young Frankie Avalon, plus Jean Hagen (better known as the screechy-voiced Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain and the first Mrs. Williams on Make Room for Daddy.)

Presented in wide-screen CinemaScope format. 92 mins.

"This is a strong, memorable movie with a solid performance
and good direction by Ray Milland. The movie is quite gripping,
and the theme of trying to remain civilized while doing
what is necessary to survive is quite compelling." -
Dave Sindelar, Sci-Film Reviews

"Panic in Year Zero represents the thinking behind the
libertarian survivalist fantasy at its most brutal."
- Richard Scheib, Sci-Fi Horror & Fantasy Film Review

"It's a big 60's A-bomb scare movie, so check it out, if only
so you'll know what to do if the big one drops tomorrow in
your home town." - Oh the Humanity!

"Ray Milland gives an excellent performance as a man
who has been driven to extremes in order to ensure
the continued survival of himself and his family."
- Jason Warren, Sci-Film Reviews

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