Nuclear shocker for pub

A DOCUMENTARY described as “horror film of the year” will be screened next week in a Hebden Bridge pub.

Lucy Walker’s Countdown To Zero examines the ever-present nuclear threat, depicting it as the Sword of Damocles.

The film features many stories of near-misses, accidental missile launches and the increasing ease with which nuclear material can fall into the wrong hands.

It shows how the efforts of a previous generation to protect themselves from each other have created a potential disaster for the present generation.

The film, described by The Guardian as “the most frightening horror film of the year”, will be shown at 6.30pm on Tuesday in The Stubbing Wharf pub.

It will be shown at the same time in 49 different venues around the country.

Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door on the night. The film is being distributed by Dogwoof, who distribute films in pubs, church halls and community centres.

The night will be hosted by local film graduate Krishna Francis.

After the show there will be a live discussion broadcast from BAFTA in London, with Lucy Walker and others concerned with nuclear disarmament, including Margaret Beckett.