October 13, 2009

AGH presents Pontypool screening

Tomorrow, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is screening Bruce McDonald's and Tony Burgess's unique Canadian zombie film PONTYPOOL.

If you didn't see this film at Horror in the Hammer's special Ancaster screening, didn't see it in any other theatre, and didn't buy / rent it on DVD, now's your chance to see it! And, honestly, if you haven't seen it you are missing out, buster. The Zed Word zombie blog gave PONTYPOOL 4.5 out of 5 zedheads.

SCREENING DETAILS


Wednesday, October 14 @ 7:00 pm
Director: Bruce McDonald, Canada, 2009, 96 min. Rated 14A.
Location: Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas

*Screenwriter Tony Burgess in attendance for Q&A session.
In this Canadian zombie movie from director Bruce McDonald, shock-jock radio DJ Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie), who can only find work in Pontypool, Ontario, broadcasts his show from a church basement. The monotony of relaying the small-town news of a blizzard is broken when Grant reports strange stories of violence to his listeners. A virus is infecting the town and the radio coworkers barricade themselves in the office. But the virus doesn’t use standard methods for its transmission; instead, language is responsible for the disease, which leaves Grant wondering whether it is better to spread the news or keep quiet. 2008 T.I.F.F.