Nuclear Now, A New Film by Oliver Stone Opening April 28th

In the thought-provoking documentary NUCLEAR NOW, iconic director Oliver Stone explores the possibility for the global community to overcome challenges like climate change, ensure our continued survival and reach a brighter future through the power of nuclear energy.

Readers of this blog will see many familiar faces in the film as well as new voices in new places telling the story of nuclear energy.

Coming to Theaters April 28, 2023. #NuclearNowFilm

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Film Summary

Beneath our feet, Uranium atoms in the Earth’s crust hold incredibly concentrated energy. Science unlocked this energy in the mid-20th century, first for bombs and then to power submarines. The United States led the effort to generate electricity from this new source.

Yet in the mid-20th century as societies began the transition to nuclear power and away from fossil fuels, a long-term PR campaign to scare the public began, funded in part by coal and oil interests. This campaign had the objective to sow fear about low-level radiation and create confusion between nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

Looking squarely at the problem, Oliver Stone shows us that knowledge is the antidote to fear, and our human ingenuity will allow us to solve the climate change crisis if we will use it.

Film Writers

Joshua Goldstein – Professor Joshua S. Goldstein is an award-winning scholar of international relations who has written and spoken widely on war and society, including war’s effects on gender, economics, and psychological trauma, and on peace and diplomacy.

Goldstein is coauthor (with Jon C. Pevehouse) of the widely used textbook ‘International Relations‘. His new book, A Bright Future (with Staffan Qvist) is on international responses to climate change, especially Sweden’s success in rapid decarbonization using nuclear power.

See also the Neutron Bytes Nuclear Energy Reading List for the Curious which includes Prof. Goldstein’s book.

Oliver Stone – (Director / Co-Writer) – A fixture within the industry for almost 40 years, Oliver Stone is a director, screenwriter, producer and best-selling author. Stone won his first Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express (1978) and won his second and third as Best Director for Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989) respectively.

Other notable projects include Wall Street (1987), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), W. (2008), Savages (2012) and 2016’s Snowden, along with the screenplay for Brian De Palma’s 1983 film Scarface which went on to become one of the most iconic films in history.

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2 Responses to Nuclear Now, A New Film by Oliver Stone Opening April 28th

  1. brianrlcatt says:

    May I remind readers that H.Douglas Lightfoot has made a much more engineering and science based movie with his own money which boils down the exhaustive analysis of the energy future problem and runs for 60 min. It is not Oliver Stone, but ot has professional production values and is very accessible if you can handle a lot of interrelated basic physical truths of engineering delivery and data, set out for lay people here. HIGHLY recommended. Decades if work, and presenting that work gkobally. Doug is 90 years young, and has done us all a greatservice creating this work i. his retirement. Just the facts. nb: Contains only checked facts, Bullshit free.


  2. Roger says:

    This sounds great…


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