“Command And Control” Joins Doc Fest Line Up

A 1980 accident at a Titan II missile solo outside Little Rock, Arkansas is the focus of the documentary "Command and Control."

For the week of October 14, Hamptons Doc Fest has added the 2016 Fest Favorite “Command and Control” to the hamptonsdocfest website.

“Command and Control” (2016, 92 min.), directed by Emmy/Peabody Award-winner and Oscar-nominated Robert Kenner (“Food, Inc.” and “Merchants of Doubt”), was a fest favorite in the December 2016 documentary festival at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.  The chilling film, based on the book by Eric Schlosser, documents a long-hidden story of a 1980 accident in a nuclear missile silo in Arkansas. Also on the website will be the post-film Q&A with journalist Karl Grossman, a specialist in nuclear issues.

Kenner, it should be noted, was the winner of the Pennebaker Career Achievement Award at last December’s Hamptons Doc Fest at Bay Street Theater.

Other films also still available through the Hamptons Doc Fest website, most with Q&As from the directors’ appearances at the Hamptons Doc Fest film festival in previous years, are “Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Spielberg,” “Life, Animated,” “Very Semi-Serious,” “Free Solo,” “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor,” “Marvin Booker Was Murdered,” the new first-run documentary “Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint,” “Dads” for Father’s Day, “Pick of the Litter,” “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” the new first-run documentaries “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and “Spaceship Earth,” “A Moment in Time: Hamptons Artists,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?” new first-run documentaries “The Fight” and “Denise Ho: Becoming the Song,” and Fest Faves “Mike Wallace Is Here,” “Merchants of Doubt,” “Driven To Abstraction,” “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists,” “A Ballerina’s Tale,” “For the Birds,” a special screening of “RBG” in tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away on September 18, and also “King Bibi” and “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.”