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Downwind: A Documentary Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Matthew Modine

Thu, April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Mercury, Nevada?

The latter was the site for the testing of 928 large-scale nuclear weapons from 1951 to 1992. Featuring members of the Shoshone Nation and the many people affected by the radioactive fallout from those tests, Downwind is a harrowing documentary film, executive produced by Matthew Modine and narrated by Martin Sheen, which uncovers the U.S. Government's disregard for everyone and everything living "Downwind."

Downwind will be screening in the Trefz Forum on Thursday evening, April 11, at 7 pm, accompanied by filmmaker and actor Modine, along with his longtime producing partner Adam Rackoff. Doors open at 6:30 pm. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Modine and Rackoff. The two teamed up to develop narrative films, documentaries, animation projects, apps, and environmental initiatives. Modine recently appeared in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed film Oppenheimer, portraying American electrical engineer and administrator Vanneyar Bush. The film received 13 Academy Award nominations, including best picture, best director, best actor, and best adapted screenplay, among others.

Please watch the trailer for Downwind here.

Directed by Douglas Brian Miller and Mark Shapiro, Downwind is narrated by Sheen and stars Michael Douglas, Mary Dickson, Patrick Wayne (son of legendary John Wayne), and comedian Lewis Black. Modine's film premiered about one year ago at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to high acclaim.

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Thu, April 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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