The Atomic Cafe Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
This darkly humorous documentary consists of archival footage about nuclear warfare. Drawing largely on government propaganda and training films for American soldiers, the movie, presented in collage form, features clips from early in the Cold War era that are filled with alarming misinformation. Some segments address the alleged safety of nuclear radiation, "duck and cover" drills and other related topics, including instructions for living in a fallout shelter.

Director: Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, Pierce Rafferty

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Soldier, Dark, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, Cheeky


Nominated Robert Flaherty Award (Feature Length Film, Documentary in Content)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)