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Special Halloween Screening: "One Cut of the Dead"
Special Halloween Screening: "One Cut of the Dead"
WhenThursday, October 31, 2019, 7 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Films
SponsorAsian Art Museum
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationFreer, Meyer Auditorium
CostFree. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show.

Special Halloween Screening!

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Now’s your chance to see the zombie comedy that horror-heads have been anticipating since it became a surprise blockbuster hit in Japan two years ago. For the first 37 minutes, One Cut of the Dead is a bloody, action-packed, single-take horror flick about a crew filming a zombie movie who are attacked by actual zombies. After that, well, all we can say is, even the most jaded genre junkies won’t see this twist coming. Made for just $25,000, Shinichiro Ueda’s hilarious, inventive, and charming movie has wowed film festival audiences and critics around the world. “A terrific Japanese horror-comedy that proves that there’s somewhere the zombie apocalypse movie hasn’t gone” (Richard Kuipers, Variety). Feel free to come in your most gruesome zombie costume, but please don’t bring weapons, simulated or real. (Dir.: Shinichiro Ueda, Japan, 2017, 96 min., DCP, Japanese with English subtitles)

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