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Sunday, 14. July 2024

"Countdown to Zero" coming to select US cities in July



COUNTDOWN TO ZERO is a stunning documentary about the escalating global nuclear arms crisis that premiered at Sundance Film Festival, was shown at TED Conference, screened at Cannes Film Festival and the Global Zero Summit in Paris. Produced by Academy Award winner Lawrence Bender (An Inconvenient Truth, Inglorious Basterds) and written and directed by Lucy Walker (The Devil’s Playground, Blind Sight), COUNTDOWN TO ZERO features an array of important international experts and statesmen and makes a case for worldwide nuclear disarmament.

Countdown to Zero includes interviews with scientists, security experts, and world leaders, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, and Pervez Musharraf. One of the medical experts interviewed for this film includes Dr. Ira Helfand of IPPNW / PSR.

A trailer for the film is available at YouTube.

National release of the film Countdown To Zero in Berkeley, CA; Hollywood, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Cambridge, MA; Royal Oak, MI; Minneapolis, MN; University City, MO; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Austin, TX; and Seattle, WA.

Complete US screening dates during July are listed here.



7:00-9:00 p.m., screening of the film Countdown to Zero, with Sen. John Kerry (MA); Lawrence Bender, producer, Countdown to Zero; and Max Bergmann, Center for American Progress Action Fund. Sponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. At the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 Theater, 701 Seventh St., NW, Washington. RSVP online.

Time TBA, screening of the film with discussion with Diane Weyermann, executive producer, Countdown to Zero, and Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., San Francisco.



Time TBA, screening of the film, with discussion with Joseph Cirincione and Roger Hale, Ploughshares Fund. Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN.


Release of the film. At E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., NW, Washington; AMC Empire 25 Theater, 234 W. 42nd St., New York; and Angelika Film Center, 18 W. Houston St., New York.


7:30 p.m., screening of the film, followed by a discussion with Lucy Walker, writer-director, Countdown To Zero; Lawrence Bender, producer, Countdown To Zero; Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund; Robert Dodge, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles; and Reza Aslan, writer and scholar. Sponsored by the Ploughshares Fund and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles. At ArcLight Hollywood Cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA. Tickets available online.