Monday, November 7, 2022
Christopher Udemezue presents ANNIHILATION (Alex Garland, 2018)
Multidisciplinary artist Christopher Udemezue presents Annihilation (2018) starring Natalie Portman as a biologist on an expedition into an environmental disaster zone created by a comet, as she looks for her husband who disappeared into the mysterious zone after volunteering to go on a special forces mission. Based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jeff Vandermeer, the film follows a team of all female scientists as they embark on what appears to be a suicide mission into the mysterious zone known as “The Shimmer”. The film, directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), has drawn comparisons to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tarkovsky’s Stalker. Annihilation challenges and expands upon what a sci-fi film can do while simultaneously grappling with massive existential questions and highly intimate personal ones in the lives of the characters. With a shocking ending that has kept audiences guessing for years following the film’s release, you won’t want to miss the chance to see this one on the big screen!
Screening as part of Fall 2022 season of Queer|Art|Film.
- Year 2018
- Running Time 115 minutes
- Director Alex Garland
- Cast Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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