Impact of the Atom Film and Lecture Series: “Atomic Cafe”

Event time: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center (WALL53), Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Using archival material from the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, The Atomic Cafe (directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty, 1982 USA) is a disturbing collection of United States government-issued propaganda films, news footage, and advertisements designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Running time: 86 minutes. Format DCP.

This film is presented as part of the Impact of the Atom Film & Lecture Series. It is offered free & open to the public.

Sponsor: Films at the Whitney, Yale University Physics Department, and the Yale Wright Laboratory