The Atomic Cafe

88mins | 1982 | Arts and CultureTVPG

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Arts and Culture
Directors
Pierce Rafferty, Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader
Starring
Lloyd Bentsen, W.H.P. Blandy, Owen Brewster
One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, "The Atomic Cafe" offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in the "Atomic Age," while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation.
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