28 Days Later
Director: Danny Boyle Run Time: 113 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2002
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Christopher Eccleston, Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris
Experience Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic vision of England after a viral “rage” breaks out in 28 DAYS LATER. Presented in 35mm!
An experiment in anger unleashes a deadly rage on London after an infected chimpanzee escapes its medical lab. 28 day later, a bike messenger named Jim wakes up from a coma alone in a hospital and enters a deserted post-apocalyptic England. He meets a group of survivors and joins them in the perilous search of a safe place to live while also trying to adjust to how the world has drastically changed. 28 Days Later ushered in a zombie film into the twentieth century and even though Danny Boyle states that the film is not about zombies, the film’s allegorical narrative comments on society, trust, and the tenuous balance between order and chaos as much as the work of George A. Romero.
Part of Nitehawk’s May THE WASTE LAND brunch and midnite series.