HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: ‘Countdown to Zero’ Signed Poster, DVDs to ‘No End in Sight,’ ‘Food, Inc.,’ ‘Man on Wire’

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CHICAGO – In this edition of the HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: DVD, one lucky winner will clean up with three DVDs from Magnolia Pictures for the movies “Man on Wire,” “Food, Inc.” and “No End in Sight” plus a full-size poster for “Countdown to Zero” signed by director Lucy Walker, producer Lawrence Bender and narrator Valerie Plame Wilson!

“Countdown to Zero,” which opened in Chicago on July 30, 2010, is 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”). “Man on Wire” is from director James Marsh and writer Philippe Petit. “Food, Inc.” is from writer and director Robert Kenner. “No End in Sight” is from writer and director Charles Ferguson.

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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 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.

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Star How is Obama handling the issue of nuclear weapons?

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: one lucky HollywoodChicago.com reader will be randomly selected as the winner for our “Countdown to Zero” signed poster and Magnolia DVD Hookup! The winner will receive the prize pack via mail at our expense.

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debleonhardt's picture

I didn't know he was handling it!

I didn’t know he was handling it!

Deb Leonhardt 1 Melrose Ct. Fox River Grove IL 60021

tlonist's picture


He’s doing alright, but New START is a pretty inoffensive treaty, and he shouldn’t have to spend this much political capital to ratify it. Also, the rhetorical paeans to worldwide disarmament are a bit much; the U.S. needs a minimal but robust deterrant.

CBS's picture

Countdown to Zero etc.

He is doing the best he can considering he has to contend with those who oppose anything he does.
He realizes that we have a surplus of bombs and that the world would be safer if we reduce the number considerably.

tonally fabela's picture

obama s handling of nuclear weapons

i think he s doing a good job of communicating with foreign leaders about the subject. But one person can t make a difference, all it takes is one country to start a chain reaction. 325 englewood, bellwood 60104

ronsamuels's picture

How is Obama handling the issue of nuclear weapons?

In the words of Tony the Tiger, “Just GREAT!!!

enemy2k's picture

The new START treaty is the

The new START treaty is the most any recent President has done towards nuclear disarmament. He also has to deal with a party that does nothing and votes against everything. They even lied about the new START treaty, they lie about everything.

Alex.R.'s picture

What Nuclear Weapons?

Well, we haven’t been hit with nuclear weapons yet, so I guess he’s doing an alright job at handling the situation…that is if he’s even trying to handle the situation.

amyn44's picture

How is Obama handling the issue of nuclear weapons?

I think that he has a lot going on to deal with but is doing an over all good job.

Anonymous's picture

Handling Nukes

Very carefully.

megancpa1@yahoo.com's picture

How is Obama handling the issue of nuclear weapons?

He is handling the issue with “kid gloves,” being as diplomatic as necessary and possible, while trying for the best results.

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