The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival



December 18th – December 31st

Upon its 1984 premiere at the height of global nuclear tension, THREADS shocked the entirety of the BBC’s viewership. Months later, it became the most-watched cable program in American history.

Exactingly directed by Mick Jackson (VOLCANO) from a screenplay by Barry Hines (Ken Loach’s KES), this graphic docudrama depicts the unraveling of society after the working-class city of Sheffield, UK undergoes nuclear attack. With talk of nuclear conflict back in the news, the time is now for audiences with fortitude to experience and absorb this shattering vision on the big screen.

Directed by Mick Jackson | 1984 | 112 minutes | TV-MA | United Kingdom | English

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“The most terrifying and honest portrayal of nuclear war ever filmed.” – The Guardian
“Unsettlingly powerful.” – New York Times