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Shown as part of the Lucy Walker Retrospective

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (USA, 2010, 91 min.)

A fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, this film is a wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It exposes a variety of present-day threats and features insights from a host of international experts and world leaders who advocate the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Countdown to Zero tells a story of uncertainty, exposing the real possibility of nuclear disaster and revealing the truth behind an issue on which human survival itself depends. Directed by Lucy Walker. Produced by Lawrence Bender. 

Discussion with Andrew Portocarrero, Executive Vice President, World Security Institute.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Tickets: $11.50, General Admission; $9, Seniors (+65), Students (with valid ID) and Military; $8.50, AFI Members and $7, Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 min. before the film) or online at

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.(Metro: Silver Spring, Northside exit)

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