This was one of eight movies
screened at the
Nevada Museum of Art's Atomic Film Festival, held March 27-28 2004.
"The Plutonium Circus"
Saturday, March 27 at 11:30 am
This hilarious documentary looks at the PanTex nuclear weapons factory near Amarillo, Texas and the zany folks that live and work in and around it.
In the final decade of the millenium, world peace has suddenly broken out. 150,000 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium are out of a job and looking for a place to stay. Welcome to The Plutonium Circus, where sideshow freaks, fire-eating politicians, and a sizeable cadre of clowns gather under a Texas big top to celebrate the town's newest residents -- thousands of dismantled nuclear warheads, capable of destroying the world hundreds of times over, and with no place to go for the next 24,000 years. Directed by George Ratliff, 1995. 73 mins.
Best Documentary at South by Soutwest Film Festival,
"One of the craziest documentaries in years."
"Dr. Strangelove visits the Texas
"One of the year's 10 best films." - Austin Chronicle