Actor Matthew Modine and his producing partner Adam Rackoff will appear at an April 11 screening of their documentary, “Downwind,” at the Westport Library.

WESTPORT — “Downwind,” a documentary exposing the impact on people and the environment from more than four decades of U.S. nuclear tests in Nevada — co-produced by “Oppenheimer” actor Mathew Modine — will be screened April 11 at the Westport Library.

Modine will attend the screening, which is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the library, 20 Jesup Road. He will be joined by his producing partner, Adam Rackoff, for a question-and-answer session after the documentary is shown.

There is no charge for the program, but library officials recommend registering in advance. Click here to sign up.

The documentary chronicles what happened after the events featured in “Oppenheimer,” this year’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture. 

It focuses on the town of Mercury, Nevada, a testing site for 928 large-scale nuclear weapons from 1951 to 1992. Among those interviewed are members of the Shoshone Nation and others affected by radioactive fallout from those tests. The film is narrated by Martin Sheen and includes appearances by Michael Douglas, Mary Dickson, Patrick Wayne, a son of John Wayne, and comedian Lewis Black.

Click here to watch the trailer for “Downwind.”

Modine appeared in “Oppenheimer,” portraying Vannevar Bush, an engineer and administrator for the U.S. government’s science and research agency during World War II. He is also known for roles in movies that include “Full Metal Jacket,” “Vision Quest” and “The Band Played On,” as well as the streaming television series, “Stranger Things.”

“Even in the face of outrageous book banning at our public schools and public libraries, we are simultaneously witnessing a renaissance of attendance and curiosity about these vital communal institutions,” Modine said in a statement issued by the library to announce the April 11 program.

“… My producing partner Adam Rackoff and I are thrilled to be sharing our new documentary film ‘Downwind’ at the Westport Library. This is our first public library screening for local residents,” he added.

“Documentaries like ‘Downwind’ have an opportunity to educate people on our country’s mistakes and, hopefully, prevent them from making them again in the future,” Rackoff said in the library’s statement. “The Westport Library is a great venue for local residents to see a free film and participate in an educational discussion afterwards.”

Modine and Rackoff also have developed a series of narrative and short films, documentaries, animation projects, apps and environmental initiatives.

For questions, call the Westport Library at 203-291-4800.