Sorry for the late notice on this one, still getting my blogging legs back! Chicago Filmmakers is hosting this co-produced event.

 

ATOMIC MOM

Dyke Delicious Series
Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 7:00pm
Location:

Chicago Filmmakers – 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyke Delicious Series:  Join us for special events, guests and incredible film as Dyke Delicious celebrates its 10thanniversary series at Chicago Filmmakers, bringing the years most inspiring and groundbreaking lesbian-themed films to Chicago.

7:00 PM Social Hour // 8:00 PM Screening Start
Suggested Donation: $8 advance/$10 door

Atomic Mom weaves an intimate portrait of a complex mother-daughter relationship within an obscure – but important – moment in American history. As the only female scientist present during atomic detonations in the Nevada desert, Pauline Silvia, the filmmaker’s mother, undergoes a crisis of conscience. After a long silence and prompted by her daughter, she finally reveals grim secrets of working in the U.S. atomic testing program.

In our present moment of Wikileaks, Pauline is a similar whistle-blower having been cowed by the silencing machine of the US military for decades. In an attempt to reconcile with her own mother’s past, her daughter, filmmaker M.T. Silvia, meets Emiko Okada, a Hiroshima survivor trying to resolve her own history in Japan. The film follows these survivors, each on a different end of atomic warfare, as they “meet” through the filmmaking process, and as they, with startling honestly, attempt to understand the other.

Atomic Mom invites viewers to confront American nuclear history in a completely new way and will inspire dialogue about human rights, personal responsibility, and the possibility – and hope – of peace. (Directed by M.T. Silva, USA/Japan, 2012, 80 min)