U.S., 2020, 103 min, Dir. Erik Nelson, Not Rated, Abramorama
"A fascinating look at the final months of the brutal War in the Pacific." —Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com
"A a haunting document of men who fought their way through hell to save all of us." —Owen Gleiberman, Variety
The film will only be available to rent and watch from 12:01 am to 11:50 pm on November 11, which is Veterans Day. You will have 24 hours to start watching and 7 days to finish.
Coming on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Pacific War, Apocalypse '45 uses pristine raw, color film footage to tell a chilling narrative of the last months of that period. Very little of this material - pulled from over 700 reels of footage stored in the vaults of the National Archives - has ever been screened, and none of it has ever been digitally restored, frame by frame, to 4K. Now, it is put forth to document events ranging from the flag raising at Iwo Jima in February to the harrowing kamikaze attacks and vicious ground combat at Okinawa in April to the first test of the atomic bomb in the remote deserts of New Mexico on July 16th. America and the world is still grappling with the meaning and consequences of World War II so we hope you will join us for this virtual screening in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for peace.
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