Coming Soon

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
Seattle, WA


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.

Illustration showing how film passes through a movie projector.

The Sprocket Society seeks to cultivate the love of the mechanical cinema, its arts and sciences, and to encourage film preservation by bringing film and its history to the public through screenings, educational activities, and our own archival efforts.

Founded in 2007, we have produced over 50 film screenings and series, presenting silent movies, experimental cinema, cult & indie film, documentaries, weekly movie serials, and more. In 2012, our first branch chapter was formed in Austin, Texas.

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