SALA NEWS RELEASE
SALA is excited to announce the World Premiere of “Oppenheimer After Trinity,” a documentary film that delves into the events that occurred after the testing of the world’s first atomic bomb in July of 1945. Produced by award-winning documentary producer Larry L. Sheffield, “Oppenheimer After Trinity” offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the mind of Dr. J Robert Oppenheimer, one of the most important figures in modern history.
“Oppenheimer After Trinity” tells a deeply personal story through the written and spoken words of Dr. Oppenheimer and features rare footage and photographs, along with compelling testimony from Dr. Oppenheimer’s grandson, Charles Oppenheimer. The film addresses events that quickly unfolded and caused a course of action that is still debated today, using declassified military documents and rare interviews to provide a unique insight into a critical moment in human history.
Sheffield’s work on this film has earned it several prestigious awards, including:
- Finalist, Top Shorts, Los Angeles, CA “Best Documentary Short”
- Winner, Cannes World Film Festival, Cannes, France, “Best Historical Documentary”
- Winner, World Film Carnival, Singapore “Best Educational Film”
- Winner, Best Shorts Competition, Los Angeles, CA “Award of Excellence in both ‘Script Writing’ and Documentary Short”
- Winner, Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles, CA “Best Documentary Short” and “Best Producer”
- Platinum Award, Independent Short Awards, Los Angeles, CA “Best Documentary Short”
SALA is honored to host the World Premiere Evening of “Oppenheimer After Trinity” on April 22, Oppenheimer’s birthday. This event is made possible by SALA members and is exclusively for SALA members and invited guests. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the film, have dinner and drinks with Larry Sheffield, and participate in a Q&A session with Sheffield.
SALA is also excited to offer two public showings of “Oppenheimer After Trinity” on April 22 at 7:15 p.m. and April 23 at 3:00 p.m. Sheffield will be present at both public showings for a Q&A session.
Both the World Premiere Evening and the public showings of “Oppenheimer After Trinity” will benefit the Los Alamos Historical Society, The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee, and The Oppenheimer Project.
SALA members play an essential role in supporting the arts and sciences in Los Alamos, and this event is made possible thanks to their contributions. We invite all SALA members and their guests to join us for the World Premiere Evening and public showings of “Oppenheimer After Trinity” and to learn more about the history of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project.
For more information about the film and tickets, please visit https://sala.losalamos.com/oppenheimer-after-trinity/.