HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Chicago Passes to ‘Countdown to Zero’ From ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ Producer

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CHICAGO – In our latest documentary edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new documentary “Countdown to Zero”!

The film comes from Oscar winner and current nominee Lawrence Bender (the producer of “The Inconvenient Truth” and “Inglourious Basterds”) and acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (“The Devil’s Playground,” “Blindsight”). “Countdown to Zero” opens in Chicago on July 30, 2010.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Countdown to Zero” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Countdown to Zero
The movie poster for “Countdown to Zero”.
Image credit: Magnolia Pictures

Here is the plot description for “Countdown to Zero”:

“Countdown to Zero” traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs. Today, nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them and the world is held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy or a simple accident.

Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (“The Devil’s Playground,” “Blindsight”), the film features an array of important international statesmen including President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, which is an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.

The film was produced by Academy Award winner and current nominee Lawrence Bender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “An Inconvenient Truth”) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media together with the World Security Institute. Participant collaborated with Magnolia on last year’s “Food, Inc.” (which was recently nominated for an Academy Award) and the upcoming “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”.

Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Bruce Blair and Matt Brown are the film’s executive producers.

The movie trailer for “Countdown to Zero” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

What is your argument for or against global nuclear disarmament?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 people randomly via e-mail for our “Countdown to Zero” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief and publisher Adam Fendelman


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David Smith's picture


We have to keep the upper hand but not go nuts!

duyr0x's picture

for it

don’t need nuclear weapons anymore…we have other weapons that are more deadly =)

unklepaulie9090's picture


The cold war is over, the only enemies we have are enemies of our own creation or enemies that harm our allies. It is not an ancillary benefit to the Global community that Nuclear weapons exist and are so easily accessible.

jimchudnow@sbcglobal.net's picture

I am FOR Global Nuclear Disarmament

Nuclear is too powerful to be readily available to the numerous crazies that keep slithering up in this world…

Anonymous's picture

You give up yours, I will

You give up yours, I will keep mine.

ASights08's picture


I say we ban all use of nuclear weapons! To not allow any nation to create any of these weapons! It’s really sad to see many past presidents say this as well and yet it is a huge problem in our world today. They would be ashamed of thoe nations attempting to get there hands on these weapons!

Anonymous's picture

I don’t have any nuclear

I don’t have any nuclear weapons, what are you talking about?

rmadrigal325's picture

for disarmament

Nuclear war at this point in time with the amount and power of nuclear weapons would only mean global destruction.

bmeadowcroft's picture

What is your argument for or against global nuclear disarmament?

Definitely for, There is no need for these type of weapons.

redsox1903's picture

Global Nuclear Disarmament

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