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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 Day After Trinity"

Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 pm

This Oscar-nominated documentary provides a haunting journey through the dawn of the nuclear age, an incisive history of the Manhattan Project and the man behind it, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the principal architect of the atomic bomb.

Since the first nuclear weapon exploded in the desert sky over New Mexico, we have struggled to understand and cope with the specter of its awesome power. Did we become prisoners of this technological monster we created?

This incredibly dramatic documentary examines the life of Oppenheimer and the development of the bomb, from its beginnings as the weapon to defeat the Axis powers through the aftermath of its use on Japan. Finally, it focuses on Oppenheimer's opposition to the continued development of nuclear weapons during the McCarthy era of the 1950s.

Featuring archival footage and commentary from scientists and soldiers directly involved with the Manhattan Project, this gripping film is a fascinating look at the scope and power of the nuclear age. Directed by Jon Else, 89 mins.

Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary.

"A gripping look at the birth of the A-bomb.
It develops more suspense
than most of the thrillers I've seen."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Stunning. Perhaps the best film ever made about
living intimately with doom of our own design."
- Tom Shales, Washington Post