The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield will host a meeting of “Meaningful Movies,” a film and discussion group on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Admission is free—and although donations are appreciated, no one will be turned away for lack of a donation.
The group—which is patterned after a similar, long-running meet-up in Seattle—focuses on social justice documentaries while providing an open forum for community discussions. The group’s purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build a meaningful and sustainable community, defend justice and work for peace. The Meaningful Movies Project is an all-volunteer, community-owned organization, with no religious or political affiliations.
The next documentary to be shown at the Old Liberty is “Command and Control,” from the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc. “Command and Control” tells the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary 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. Filmed in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona, the documentary features the minute-by-minute accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were on the scene that night. Command and Control reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States—a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and previews start at 7:20 p.m. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream, and snacks are available for purchase. A discussion will immediately follow the film. The Liberty Theater is located at 115 N Main Ave. in downtown Ridgefield. For more information, call 360-887-7260 or visit the groups Facebook page at http://fb.me/meaningfulmoviesridgefield. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.