DEAD END KIDS: A STORY OF NUCLEAR POWER

DEAD END KIDS: A STORY OF NUCLEAR POWER

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1144
    Format: DVD

    Directed by JoAnne Akalaitis
    1986, 87 minutes
    Purchase: $265 | Classroom Rental: $125

    A wacky, free-wheeling satire which examines key moments in the history of nuclear power, from the flowering of medieval alchemy in the 16th century, to the development of the atomic bomb, Hiroshima and its aftermath, and the cultural and political fallout of the Cold War '50s. Based on the Obie award-winning stage play by the Mabou Mines avant-garde theatrical troupe, the film imaginatively uses a variety of styles and techniques, freely mixing historical and fictional characters, archival footage, poetry, musical comedy, dance numbers, serious drama, plus an evocative musical score by David Byrne with additional music by Philip Glass.

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