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“American Experience: Command and Control” Screenings

Special screenings of upcoming "American Experience" documentary "Command and Control," investigate the high-stakes story of the Damascus, Arkansas, nuclear accident in 1980. A cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism, the film exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America's nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.

The film recounts, in chilling, minute-by-minute detail, the story of a deadly 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas. It was screened in three locations in Arkansas prior to a brief run in theaters fall of 2016 and premieres on AETN in early 2017.

Screenings were held in Hot Springs as part of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival opening night on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016; at South Side Bee Branch Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016; and in Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater in partnership with The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.