At the height of the Cold War, the US Air Force was flying B-52 bombers armed with thermonuclear weapons on continuous routes between the US and Russia in an operation known as Chrome Dome. McCormick’s grandfather was one of these pilots, and on one mission their plane crashed in rural Maryland. As terrifying as this was, Buzz One Four further documents additional accidents such as this one, crashes that could have easily have destroyed the country the flights sought to protect.
Filmography: The Great Northwest (2012), Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010)
Other Films by Matt McCormick
Would not be called a secret for a reason.
Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s film is inspired by—and recreates—a 3,200-mile road trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who recorded their journey in an elaborate scrapbook of photos, postcards, brochures, and receipts. Fifty years after their trip, McCormick found the scrapbook in a thrift store and, charmed, set out to re-trace their route, searching …