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WORLD PREMIERE  | On November 20, 1983, ABC-TV broadcast The Day After, a chilling fictional account of the aftermath of a nuclear war on a small Kansas town. More than 100 million viewers turned in, making it the highest-rated made-for-TV film in history. This came after weeks of buildup and, behind-the-scenes, intense controversy extending all the way to a White House in the midst of a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. With impressive access to the principals involved with the project and a trove of archival footage, Jeff Daniels revisits the improbable story of this anti-nuclear major television event and the impact it left on the Reagan era and beyond.

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer Jeff Daniels and Subject Nicholas Meyer.

DOC NYC Live event: Friday, Nov. 13 at 3 ET on Facebook LiveFilmmaker Jeff Daniels and Nick Meyer (director of The Day After) are joined by Ted Koppel to discuss Daniels’s world premiere documentary about the 1983 TV movie The Day After about nuclear war.

Director: Jeff Daniels
Executive Producer: Jenny Raskin, Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman, Katrina Vanden Heuvel
Producer: Amanda Spain, Jeff Daniels, Ozzy Inguanzo
Cinematographer: Nick Higgins
Editor: Eileen Meyer, Aaron Wickenden
Music: T. Griffin
Language: English
Country: Australia, USA
Year: 2020
Publicist: Cinetic
Sales Agent: Submarine