BY DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee
The mission of the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee is to honor the intellectual and ethical legacy of the Scientific Director of the Manhattan Project through lectures, college scholarships, and activities that promote STEM interest in our youth. As chair of this Committee, I would like to publicly express our gratitude to Larry Sheffield for holding the World Premiere of his documentary film Oppenheimer, After Trinity on the 119th anniversary of Oppenheimer’s birth, here in Los Alamos. It is also a generous gesture on his part to designate the proceeds of the film to benefit the Los Alamos Historical Society, The Oppenheimer Project (a nonprofit organization headed by Oppenheimer’s grandson, Charles Oppenheimer), and our organization. We also would like to thank Allan Saenz of SALA for advertising the film and offering his theater as the venue for the premiere.
I encourage our community to take advantage of this opportunity to see the latest documentary about Oppenheimer while simultaneously supporting three nonprofit organizations that honor him. Tickets are available online or at the box office for the April 22 and April 23 screenings.