Television Event
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Television Event

Sun Apr 24 2:00 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
Allocated Seating
Unclassified 15+
91 Mins
Sun Apr 24

What would nuclear war look like on the American heartland?

At the height of the Cold War, an event took place that would be unrepeatable today – the most watched television program in American history. Over 100 million Americans tuned in to see made-for-TV movie The Day After – a fictionalised but realistic feature film depitction of what nuclear holocaust would look like in the 1980s America. Nothing had ever been seen like it before, and The Day After captured the America public with such fervour that even President Ronald Reagan tuned in to the film at Camp David.

Television Event director Jeff Daniels gains deep access to archival footage and new interviews outing the behind-the-scenes battles to air America’s most watched television event in history.

Director Jeff Daniels is a guest of the festival. 
Sun Apr 24

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Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450