In many ways, “Command and Control” is the essential election year film.Now playing in select theaters, the film illuminates a frighteningly obscure piece of American history that happened in the election year of 1980:At a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, a dropped socket punctured the fuel tank on an intercontinental ballistic missile; atop that missile was America’s most powerful nuclear warhead.Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation,” first told the story of how a nuclear explosion nearly erupted in Arkansas in his 2001 book “Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety.”He’s now teamed with Robert Kenner, the Oscar-nominated director of “Food, Inc.” (2008) to bring this story concerning the maintenance and safety of America’s nuclear weapons to the big screen in this highly contentious election season. MOVIE REVIEW: With “Dekalog,” a towering cinematic achievement returns“For me, it’s the most important issue that the candidates really aren’t discussing,” Schlosser said. “There’s been some mention of nuclear weapons because people are wondering about the competence of Donald Trump to have the launch codes, and he has shown on the campaign trail a remarkable lack of knowledge about the nuclear arsenal, being confused about the… Read full this story
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