Cinematical has just received the exclusive trailer for Sputnik Mania, a new documentary which opens at New York's IFC Center on March 14. This one looks all kinds of interesting; we have crazy Americans squaring off against crazy Russians during a crucial time in history which almost brought about World War III. From the synopsis: "Fifty years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the earth, bringing America to its knees in awe - then fear. Initially thrilling as a marvel of science, Sputnik was soon viewed by America a weapon of mass destruction. Narrated by Liev Schreiber with expert use of archival footage, SPUTNIK MANIA explores the fast-moving series of events that brought the world's super-powers to the brink of nuclear war, and the story of two ex-generals whose private agreement prevented WW III." Looks pretty good. Check out the trailer up top, and definitely make sure you head to the IFC Center on March 14 to see the entire film.