Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Please note there is a change in time. The filmВ will now be showing at 6:30 p.m.

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was one of the most fascinating characters of the 20th century – a maverick who infuriated his bosses while managing to transform the Navy, develop a new energy source and help win the Cold War. In order to portray this exceptional man, the filmmaker combines archival footage and personal stories with scripted drama. His story remains relevant today as we confront concerns about our energy future. Directed and produced by Michael Pack.

Introduced by Ian Cooke, Public Program Manager, National Portrait Gallery. Discussion with filmmaker Michael Pack follows screening.

Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, Eighth & G Sts., NW (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown)

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