70 Years After Hiroshima
Rare 16mm films
Declassified footage, propaganda, documentaries, monsters, experimental
Thursday, August 6, 2015
8:00 PM only
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave. ~ on Capital Hill, between Pike & Pine
Rare 16mm short films about The Bomb, from Hiroshima through the mid 1970s — the first 30 years of the atomic bomb era.
A look at the cliches that soothed us, and the horrors they tried to obscure; from Bert the Turtle to real-world victims, and all points in between.
Selections include kitschy Civil Defense propaganda, declassified test footage, secret documentaries, giant monsters, and experimental cinema.
Presented on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Warning: portions of this program may be disturbing, unintentionally funny, or both at the same time. Some footage will be graphic.