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31 December 2016: The Atomic Cafe: Close-Up New Year's Eve Party!


We're excited to invite you to celebrate New Year's Eve with a special screening of cold war paranoiac black comedy The Atomic Cafe, followed by an all-night party! In the face of the last moments of a politically disastrous year, let's celebrate again in the good company of film, drinks and music to keep us dancing till the crack of doom!

The Atomic Cafe
Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty
1982 | 86 min | B/W & Colour | Digital

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, The Atomic Cafe offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in the "Atomic Age," while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation.