Adapted from on the acclaimed novel by M.R.Carey (who also wrote the screenplay), THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS has been embraced by movie lovers at film fests and beyond for being the must-see smart, suspenseful, sensitive and totally action-packed zombie feature of 2017.
In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating ‘hungries.’ Humankind’s only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they’re subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (a breakout performance from Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.
“This is a gory love story. It’s a real gift.” (London Evening Standard)
“The Girl With All the Gifts is exactly the kind of genre picture the UK should be making: provocative, imaginative and unafraid to sink its teeth into complex and challenging material. Bravo!” (Observer)
“It’s a refreshing spin on the familiar that feels at one with the world of 28 Days Later while still plotting its own path in character and emotional weight.” (Film School Rejects)
Monday, March 13
Doors 8:45 pm | Movie 9:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (Colm McCarthy, 2016 / 111 mins / 14A) In the near future, humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second-generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure. The children attend school lessons daily, guarded by the ever watchful Sergeant Parks. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest. Melanie is special. She excels in the classroom, is inquisitive, imaginative and loves her favourite teacher Miss Justineau. When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell. Against the backdrop of a blighted Britain, Melanie must discover what she is and ultimately decide both her own future and that of the human race.