Nicholas Klemek’s Post-Post-Apocalypse Family Film Festival Starts Sunday

Nicholas Klemek's Post-Post-Apocalyptic Film Festival

Regular readers of this site know that Nicholas Klemek is an unparalleled source of film information and inspiration.  I asked Nicholas to organize a film series to accompany Post-Post-Apocalypse, and he delivered a four-phase film exploration that will take us from the pre-apocalypse, through the apocalypse itself, and into the post-apocalypse.

Green Section, the first of four evenings of film, will take place this Sunday, December 21, @ 6PM.  Since we keep The Loft locked up during events, if you’re interested in attending, be there between 5:45 & 6 PM, when we’ll have the loading dock door open.  If you arrive late, no worries, just call the number posted on the door and someone will come down and let you in.  Access to the loading dock is on 4th Street, you can’t miss it.  If you only want to come to the second show, we’ll have the door downstairs open again at 7:45 – 8 PM, also.

The films are free (we’re just getting together with a video projector and some DVD’s to have a good time here, and you’re invited), and we’ll have snacks, and hopefully hot tea.  It can get chilly in the loft, so bring a jacket, or someone who radiates body heat to mooch off.

Green Section

Early Show: Last Night

Starts at 6 PM sharp.  Watch an ensemble cast prepare to meet the end of the world with only six hours left.  Directed, written and starring Don McKellar, this is his baby.

Late Show: The Day of the Dead

Starts at 8 PM sharp. We’ll have the loading dock door open from 7:45 if you’re only coming for the second show.  This is the original 1985 George Romero classic, in which soldiers and scientists hide in an underground bunker as the world above is experiencing the first phase of a zombie apocalypse.

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8 comments to Nicholas Klemek’s Post-Post-Apocalypse Family Film Festival Starts Sunday

  • rich p.60

    Some more apocalyptic movies:

    1.) A Boy and His Dog (1974?) with Don Johnson and my favorite talking dog.

    2.) D War (S. Korea 2006) Dragon warfare in the heart of downtown L.A.

    3.) Soylent Green (1974) “Long Live the Long Pig.”

    4.) Class of Nuke ‘em High ( mid 1980’s) Title says it all.

    5.) C.H.U.D. (New York 1986) Mole People as Reptillian flesh eating mutants.

    6.) All Planets of the Apes (1st and 3rd are best).

    7.) Save the Green Planet (Korea 2005) Comedy, horror, sci-fi, and conspiracy all in one movie.

    8.) The Day After (2003) End of the world melodrama.

    9.) Omega Man (1974?) Inspired by Aldous Huxley and albinoism.

    10.) Six String Samurai (1985 usa) With the Red Elvises.

  • km

    Omega Man- It’s a classic

    One of my personal faves has always been Miracle Mile (1988) a sappy romance at the pockyclipse in the heart of LA

  • km

    Oh, and On the Beach (1959) with Fred Astaire…

  • thesecretlivesofcats

    A movie I remember seeing on TV back in the day that scared the hell out of me was Testament. It came out around the same time as The Day After and I associate these 2. The Day After was “melodramatic”-as rich p.60 notes…and has-I believe-a mutating Jason Robards with crazy hair. Testament,on the other hand, was very subtle. I think it’s told from the perspective of a single mother in a small town. A nuclear bomb has dropped in America…no special effects…things are pretty normal…..but eventually the fallout catches up with them and people get sick and start dying. I think they have this movie at my library too. I was probably about 10 at when I saw this and it really worried me.

  • km

    Oh, yeah, I remember that one, too. I had forgotten the title but it creeped me out for days as a teenager.

  • Miracle Mile is going to need a showing at some point – everybody wants to see it.

    The Day After doesn’t have a mutating Robards (one of my favourite actors of all time), but it is hella melodramatic and has Steve Gutenberg. Robards and other folks just get sick, slowly lose their hair, start to bleed out a bit and die.

    Never seen Testament. Sounds awesome, possibly like the British post-apocalyptic cartoon When the Wind Blows, perhaps?

    A Boy and His Dog is the archetype for post-apocalyptic films, but it’s been overshown.

    I recently saw Desolation Alley (from a restored print!) and it was awesome. Terrible performances all around, but well worth it. Jan-Michael Vincent (the poor man’s Don Johnson) paired with George Peppard in a really, really stupid tank trying to cross the country to get to Albany? Can’t beat that!

  • thesecretlivesofcats

    They have “When the Wind Blows” at the library…too!…featuring a song by david Bowie it says on the video…that movie looks really depressing, but there is no “Plaugue Dogs” at the library…I think I’ll stay up for a week then watch all three…clutching a broken clock radio thinking it’s magical and will ward off the invasion of the luminescent space aliens…Actually I do want to see “wind” but maybe not alone…

    You definitely have to fit “Miracle Mile,” in the festival somewhere.

  • When the Wind Blows is 100% depression on magnetic tape. It’s basically about watching your out of touch grandparents die of radiation exposure following a nuclear exchange. That’s the plot of the film, essentially.

    Plague Dogs. It took me forever to finally see that movie. Plague Dogs, Watership Down & Rats of NIMH triple feature needs to be done by someone, somewhere…

    I think I want to pair Miracle Mile with Until the End of the World – more about watching the psychology of people facing both immediate apocalypse, and slow moving, but likely, apocalypse – possibly a post closing special pair of showings. Until the End of the World is a whole showing in itself, especially the 4.5 hour version with two intermissions.

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