TALK: The Making of “The Atomic Cafe”
Jayne Loader (director)
Thursday, May 9 / 7:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Released in 1982, “The Atomic Café” was a masterful compilation of U.S. government propaganda films that exposed the madness of the nuclear arms race. Jayne Loader, one of the film’s directors, screens excerpts of the documentary and engages the audience in a discussion of her work process.
Born in Weatherford, TX and educated at Reed College in Oregon, Jayne Loader is a filmmaker and writer. In 1982 she co-directed the cult classic, “The Atomic Café.” Loader is the author of a novel, Between Pictures, and a short story collection, Wild America. In the 1990s she created WWWench, one of the first blogs. Ms. Loader lives in Cambridge, MA and Friendship, ME.
Sponsored by the Center for Cold War Studies.