“Countdown to Zero”
Friday, March 17, 7pm, First Parish Bedford
Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations currently possess nuclear weapons, with others racing to join them and the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker, the film features an array of important international statesmen. It shows how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification. It is very timely given the current political environment and the upcoming negotiations in the UN for a nuclear weapons ban. A discussion afterward will highlight the current situation and ways individuals can take action.
Lexington Music Club Benefit Concert
Saturday, March 18, 8pm, Follen Sanctuary
Featuring performers from the Lexington Music Club, plus former winners of the Lexington Music Club scholarship, Noah Harrington and Meredith Hiller. The concert funds a scholarship for outstanding Lexington High music students.
Reel Abilities Film Festival