Original poster design // Andy Morgan
Prints // buy
“An astonishing achievement for first-time British feature director Gareth Edwards”
-Sight and Sound
“As a film it’s a couple of notches shy of a masterpiece, but as an achievement it’s completely without precedent”
“An amazing achievement for a ‘first-time’ filmmaker, which measures up to the finest indies for performance and character-work, and the biggest blockbusters for jaw-dropping effects”
“It’s a gorgeous and unsettling ride, a road movie about an almost-romance, with the threat of the unknown hanging in the air, and an ending, both beautiful and elegantly scary, that sends shivers down the spine”
Gareth Edwards, UK 2010, 94mins, certificate 12
Where: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1 4BL
When: 8:00pm, Thursday 13th March 2014
Tickets: £4 door, £3 advance via The Space Merchants
Gareth Edwards directed this ultra-low-budget indie science fiction film and created all of the film’s visual effects himself using only his home computer and shop-bought visual effects programs.
Six years ago, a NASA probe holding samples of alien life crashed over Central America on its return journey to Earth. Soon after, evidence of a new life form appeared and half of Mexico has been quarantined ever since, having being designated an infected zone. Now, cynical American press photographer Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy), who has entered the territory in the hope of capturing the monsters on camera, finds himself escorting his boss’s daughter Samantha Wynden (Whitney Able) to safety across the US border after she is injured in a monster attack.