The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

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On its 20-year anniversary, and not a moment too soon, The Atomic Caf is back to provide us with a much-needed release of comic energy. A dark comedy in the truest sense, this timeless classic took the nation by storm when it first debuted in 1982. The film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of cold-war era paranoia in the United States--artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films, and fifties music. Profoundly shocking and perversely topical, The Atomic Caf craftily captures a panicked nation, offering a fascinating and witty account of life during the atomic age and resulting cold war, when fall-out shelters, duck-and-cover drills, and government propaganda were all a part of our social consciousness. Regarded by critics as a nuclear Reefer Madness and likened to Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, this profoundly shocking and highly amusing film is a stunner, a gripping account of an unforgettable era and an indisputable must-see for all Americans.show more

Product details

  • DVD video
  • 137.2 x 188 x 15.2mm | 22.68g
  • Cinedigm - Uni Dist Corp
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 20th Anniversary ed.
  • 0767043375
  • 9780767043373