Announcing One-Week Virtual Run of Dark Circle

Announcing the
August 21-27
Exclusive One-Week Virtual Run of

Dark Circle

New Restoration of Judy Irving, Chris Beaver, and Ruth Landy’s Landmark Film Chronicling Nuclear Energy Fallout Since World War II

Sundance Film Festival (then called US Film and Video Festival), Grand Prize (1982)
Emmy Awards, Special Classification of Outstanding Program (1989)


”Four stars ... completely riveting.”—Roger Ebert

Beginning August 21, Judy Irving, Chris Beaver, and Ruth Landy’s award-winning Dark Circle will be available on Metrograph Live Screenings for a one-week revival engagement in a new restoration. It’s been 75 years this month since the start of the Atomic Age, with the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, but its trail of destruction has never ended. The terrifying and moving documentary Dark Circle (1982) covers both the period’s beginnings and its aftermath, providing a scientific primer on the catastrophic power of nuclear energy while also relating tragic human stories detailing the devastating toll radioactive toxicity has taken on people and livestock—focusing in large part on Rocky Flats, Colorado, whose plutonium processing facility infamously contaminated the surrounding area. Documentary Grand Prize winner at Sundance (then called US Film and Video Festival), Academy shortlisted for Best Documentary, and Emmy winner, Dark Circle is no less potent today than it was 40 years ago.

This new 2K HD Restoration completed at FotoKem was assisted by the Academy Film Archive and supervised by co-director Judy Irving.

Dark Circle will open in in Los Angeles virtually on 9/4 at the Laemmle theaters.

Director Judy Irving is available for interviews remotely. Screener is also available for consideration. Please contact Michael Lieberman if interested  - [email protected].

Dark Circle
1982 / 83 min / Color/B&W
A First Run Features release.

About Metrograph Digital

Metrograph Digital, long in the works, will continue and expand long after the theatrical film experience returns. In the coming weeks and months, an expansion of digital initiatives will include ticketed extended engagements on demand (TVOD), as well as expanded editorial coverage and exclusive original video work available exclusively to members.

“The digital strategy of Metrograph will be to roll out new components through 2020 and beyond,” said Metrograph CEO Christian Grass. “Our goal is to present all the facets of the Metrograph experience—from our distinct film programming, editorial coverage, and original video material—to create a compelling, essential home for anyone who is passionate about movies.”