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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse The Atomic Cafe for exposing
the mass paranoia and hysteria of U.S. citizens during the cold
war fueled by military and government propaganda.

The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe (1982) - 86 minutes
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On its 20-year anniversary, and not a moment too soon, The Atomic Café is back to provide us with a much needed release of comic energy. A dark comedy in the truest sense, this timeless classic took the nation by storm when it first debuted in theaters in 1982. The film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of cold-war era paranoia in the United Sates - artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archives, military training films, and fifties music. Profoundly shocking and perversely topical, The Atomic Café craftily capture a panicked nation, offering a fascination and witty account of life during the atomic age and resulting cold war, when fall-out shelters, duck-and-cover drills, and government propaganda were all a part of our social consciousness. Regarded by critics as "a nuclear Reefer Madness" and likened to Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, this profoundly shocking and highly amusing film is a stunner, a gripping account of an unforgettable era and an indisputable "must-see" for all Americans.


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The Atomic Cafe

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse The Atomic Cafe for exposing
the mass paranoia and hysteria of U.S. citizens during the cold
war fueled by military and government propaganda.