About this film

Bunker investigates the lonely lives of American men who have decided to live in decommissioned military bunkers and nuclear missile silos, and follows the process of building and selling these structures to the wealthy and not-so-wealthy alike — people who fear the imminent breakdown of society and the destruction of the United States. The film, shot in verité and slow cinema style, follows a uniquely American path, going from undisclosed location to undisclosed location (including one in Michigan). It moves from the headquarters of a bunker construction firm to the homes of men who have cut themselves off from society, and then to a newly constructed isolated retreat and an upscale nuclear missile silo where developers claim they can re-create New York City life hundreds of feet underground. Michigan premiere.

AFTER THE FILM: A pre-recorded interview with “Bunker” director Jenny Perlin will immediately follow the screening.

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WHEN + WHERE

7:30 p.m. Sat., April 30, Michigan Science Center (Toyota Engineering) 

Available virtually

FILM CREDITS

Director:
Jenny Perlin
 

Cinematographer:
Jenny Perlin
 

Editor:
Jenny Perlin
 

Producers:
Jenny Perlin and A. S. Hamrah
 

Country of origin:
USA
 

Year:
2021
 

Running time:
1 hour, 32 minutes
 

Film website 

Festival highlights:
Indie Memphis; Doc Fortnight Opening Film, Museum of Modern Art; First Look, Museum of Moving Image