Command and Control
World Premiere

Command and Control

| USA | 92 MINUTES | English
September 18, 1980, 6:25 p.m., Titan II base in Damascus, Arkansas. On this fateful night an explosion kills an Air Force member and transforms the lives of everyone on the base. Honing in on a single case of so-called “human error”, Command and Control juxtaposes precision on a minute scale against the gargantuan risks inherent in the United States’ aggressive nuclear proliferation policy during the Cold War. This high-stakes documentary thriller draws connections between Titan, the Bravo test at Bikini Atoll, and a B-52 crash above Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961 to show, as First Lieutenant Allan Childers notes in one scene, “When you’re working on a weapon of mass destruction, you’re counting on everything to work perfect all the time — and things just don’t work perfect all the time.”

—Genna Terranova

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Robert Kenner
Robert Kenner’s Food, Inc. is one of the top grossing theatrical documentaries. It received widespread acclaim, multiple awards including two Emmys and an Academy Award nomination, and has influenced food policy decisions. Kenner has also directed specials for National Geographic and PBS’s American Experience, award-winning commercials and corporate films.
Robert Kenner
Robert Kenner, Eric Schlosser
Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo, Mark Samels, Eric Schlosser
Kim Roberts, A.C.E.
Paul Goldsmith, Jay Redmond
Mark Adler
Story By
Brian Pearle, Kim Roberts
Rodney Holder, Allan Childers, Eric Schlosser, Bob Peurifoy, Bill Stevens, Dave Powell, Jeffrey Plumb, Harold Brown, David Pryor, Skip Rutherford, Col. John Moser, Col. Ben Scallorn, Sid King, Mona Harper, Sam Hutto, James Sandaker, Greg Devlin

US Sales Contact
Lauren Prestileo
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617 300 5329
Print Source
Vanessa Ruiz
WGBH Educational Foundation
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617 300 5953
International Sales Contact
Tom Koch
PBS Distribution
Arlington, VA 02135
Phone: 617 208 0735
Press Contact
Donna Daniels
Daniels Murphy Communications
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212 414 0408
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