RESISTANCE CINEMA presents “THE DAY AFTER TRINITY: J. Robert Oppenheimer & The Atomic Bomb”, Produced by John Else, 1981, 88 minutes.
WHEN: Sunday August 12th, 1:15pm
WHERE: Community Church of NYC, Gallery Room, 28 east 35th st. @Park ave.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
This documentary offers a haunting journey through the dawn of the nuclear age, an incisive history of humanity's most dubious achievement and the man behind it - J. Robert Oppenheimer, the principal architect of the atomic bomb. Featuring archival footage and commentary from scientists and soldiers directly involved with the Manhattan Project, this gripping film is a fascinating look at the scope and power of the Nuclear Age.
A penetrating analysis on the nature of scientific inquiry, the McCarthy era, and nuclear proliferation, it recounts the creation of the Los Alamos colony, a New Mexico site named "Trinity" by Oppenheimer from a poem by William Blake.
Oppenheimer became the first of a long line of antinuclear activists and scientists to protest nuclear weapons and nuclear power. He declared in an interview late in life that international arms-control negotiations started far too late, they should have started "the day after Trinity."