First Run Features presents

The Sundance Grand Prize-winning Classic Doc
About the Dangers of the Atomic Age - Newly Restored!


Opens in NYC at the Metrograph on August 21
Opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle Theatres on September 4

Interviews available with Filmmakers
Opens August 21 in NYC

It’s been 75 years this month since the start of the Atomic Age, with the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, but its trail of destruction has never ended.

Dark Circle covers both the period’s beginnings and its aftermath, providing a scientific primer on the catastrophic power of nuclear energy while also relating tragic human stories detailing the devastating toll radioactive toxicity has taken on people and livestock—focusing in large part on Rocky Flats, Colorado, whose plutonium processing facility infamously contaminated the surrounding area.

Documentary Grand Prize winner at Sundance, Academy shortlisted for Best Documentary, and Emmy winner, Dark Circle is no less potent today than it was 40 years ago.
Exclusive One Week NY Digital Engagement at the Metrograph August 21-27, 2020.
Available in a $5/month or $50/annual Metrograph Digital Membership.

The film will also be available via Virtual Cinema in Los Angeles beginning September 4,
and in other cities beginning August 21.
"Dark Circle is one of the most horrifying films I've seen, and also sometimes one of the funniest (if you can laugh at the same things in real life that you found amusing in Dr. Strangelove). Using powers granted by the Freedom of Information Act, and sleuthing that turned up government film the government didn't even know it had, the producers of this film have created a mosaic of the Atomic Age. It is a tribute to the power of the material, and to the relentless digging of the filmmakers, that the movie is completely riveting. Four Stars!"
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"You owe it to yourself to see this chilling documentary.
A much needed warning sign
on a very dangerous road. Rated: A."
-People Magazine
The new 2K HD Restoration done at FotoKem was assisted by AMPAS
and supervised by co-director Judy Irving.

A film by Judy Irving, Christopher Beaver & Ruth Landy

82 minutes, color, 1982
Virtual Cinema Platform: Vimeo OTT | Ticket price $10
For screening links and press information please contact:

New York City
Michael Lieberman
METROGRAPH | Head of Publicity

Los Angeles & Elsewhere
Kelly Hargraves

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