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The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

1982 / 92min / DCP

DIRECTOR: KEVIN RAFFERTY, JAYNE LOADER, AND PIERCE RAFFERTY

Introduced by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty

Collaging material culled from television and radio as well as classroom, military, and commercial films of the 1940s, 50s, and early 60s, Rafferty, Loader, and Rafferty’s brother Pierce’s bitter and brilliant reflection on the everyday horror of life in the shadow of the atomic threat is a multi-megaton blast of black humor, a sleeper indie hit whose terrible relevance hasn’t faded one bit since initial impact. “A comic horror film... Piles ironies upon metaphors until the mind boggles. Cunningly mixed and continually funny.” —J. Hoberman, The Village Voice