You’re invited to a private pre-screening of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, Oppenheimer, on Wednesday, July 19, in San Francisco at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (2550 Mission St.).

This Bay Area event, which is scheduled just in advance of the film’s pubic release, is hosted by the Ploughshares Fund, Tri-Valley CAREs and ReThink Media.

Additional private showings are planned by Ploughshares Fund and local co-hosts in Denver (7-19), Los Angeles (7-20), Santa Fe (7-22), Washington, DC (7-26) New York (7-27, and Chicago (7-29)

The film tells the story of the birth of the atomic age. It’s based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who is often called “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project that created the first atomic bombs. The movie culminates with the Trinity Test that was detonated in New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

Because we all continue to grapple with the impacts of the nuclear bomb, accompanying the film at the San Francisco screening will be a panel discussion exploring the history of harm imposed by nuclear weapons, the policies that drive their purpose, and the implications of their existence.

Key Details:

  • Registration for the San Francisco pre-screening event will open on July 7th. Tri-Valley CAREs will send an electronic update with the live link at that time. So, please be on the lookout for that.
  • Bay Area private screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2550 Mission St., San Francisco
  • VIP reception – including finger foods – will be in theater, starting at 5 pm
  • The Program will run from 6 pm to 10 pm, beginning with an introduction and panel presentation followed by the film. The panel is scheduled to include Charles Oppenheimer (J. Robert Oppenheimer’s son), Marylia Kelley (Tri-Valley CAREs), Liz Warner (Ploughshares Fund), Elbegdorj Tsakhia (Member of The Elders and former President of Mongolia), and more to be announced…
  • To be as accessible as possible, the tickets are anticipated to be $25. Additional donations to any and all hosting organizations, including Tri-Valley CAREs. would be most welcome, but not required.

Don’t miss out! Look for our email with the link on or about July 7.

And, if you like, send us an email now to get a personal reminder as well. You can email [email protected] or [email protected]. we look forward to seeing you there.