Command and Control
Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:55 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 3:20 p.m.
Director: Robert Kenner
Runtime: 92 minutes
A chilling, “Dr. Strangelovian” nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. A deadly accident – the result of a falling socket puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States – leads Air Force personnel, weapon designers and first responders to work feverishly to prevent a calamitous explosion. Directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Command and Control is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story, much of it based on recently declassified documents that expose other freak accidents and near-misses. How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
Principal Cast: Rodney Holder, Allan Childers, Eric Schlosser, Bob Peurifoy, Bill Stevens, Dave Powell, Jeffrey Plumb, Harold Brown, David Pryor, Skip Rutherford, Col. John Moser, Col. Ben Scallorn, Sid King, Mona Harper, Sam Hutto, James Sandaker, Greg Devlin
Writers: Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser
Producers: Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo, Eric Schlosser, Mark Samels Cinematographers: Paul Goldsmith, Jay Redmond
Editor: Kim Roberts
Music: Mark Adler