First show: August 29
“The English-language debut from cult director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) is a gritty post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller that doubles as an incisive social allegory. In the year 2031, Earth has entered a second ice age after an experiment to alleviate global warming goes disastrously awry. The few survivors from this catastrophe now occupy a gigantic train called the Snowpiercer which circles endlessly on a globe-spanning track, under the rule of a caste system which confines the huddled have-nots to the rear of the train while the 1% ride in luxury at the front. When Curtis (Chris Evans) leads a small band of followers in an uprising, it sparks a brutal conflict as the insurgents battle their way from car to car on the way to a fateful showdown with Wilford (Ed Harris), the inventor and overseer of the Snowpiercer. Featuring an outstanding international cast that also includes Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, and Bong’s Host star Song Kang-ho, Snowpiercer is “an enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic” – Scott Foundas, Variety. Directed by Joon-ho Bong. Screenplay by Joon-ho Bong & Kelly Masterson. Based on the French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige’ by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette. South Korea/USA/France. In English, Korean, French & Japanese with English subtitles. 2013. 126 minutes.
Two words: Tilda Swinton!
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