Robert Kenner’s 2006 documentary “Food, Inc.” examined corporate farming in the United States and came down hard on agribusiness. Executive produced by “Fast Food Nation” writer Eric Schlosser, the film was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar and was a critical and commercial success. Now Kenner and Schlosser have reunited for “Command and Control,” based on Schlosser’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist book of the same name, about a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980, as well as the history of America’s weapons program. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
Kenner’s credits include the Peabody Award-winning “Two Days In October,” about the Battle of Ong Thanh and the protest at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the Vietnam War, and most recently “Merchants of Doubt,” which examines pundits-for-hire and how they spread fear and misinformation. Meanwhile, Schlosser executive produced Richard Linklater’s adaptation of “Fast Food Nation” as well as Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” and most recently co-directed the multimedia documentary project “the bomb.”
“Command and Control” premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April. It will open September 14 at the Film Forum in New York and September 30 at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on PBS’ “American Experience.”