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Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States at ArgusFest tonight

Jason Bosch won a MasterMind for his work with ArgusFest, showing important movies for trivial prices. Tonight, ArgusFest will be screening two segments of Oliver Stone's The Untold History of the United States.

And as Bosch notes, "You don't need to have seen the first two parts to follow along, since history had no beginning and will never end."

The documentary episodes, directed and narrated by Oliver Stone, will be shown at the Mercury Cafe at 2199 California Street starting at 7 p.m.

Here are the descriptions:

Episode 3: The Bomb The strategies behind the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan are explored as well as the new mythology that emerged from the war. The bombing haunted the Soviets and mistrust towards the Allies grew quickly. The consequences of beginning a process that could end life on the planet are examined.

Episode 4: The Cold War: 1945 - 1950 The equation changes: specific month-by-month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. Highlights include Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.

There's a $5 suggested donation -- but no one is turned away from an ArgusFest screening.

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