Director: Michael Ballif
4 / 5 zedheads
How much life do you waste in just two hours?
How much brainless reality TV do you consume? How many LOL cat pictures do you scroll through? How many times do you refresh your Twitter feed? Now, imagine that you only had two hours left to live, and when your clock ran out, you'd become a member of the walking dead. This is the problem that faces a desperate survivor in director Michael Baliff's zombie short 2 Hours, which has its Canadian Premiere at Fright Night Theatre on April 19th. Think about it. What would you do with your last two hours, and do you think it could ever be enough?
|Eat? No, I'll get something on the run.|
"Sometimes, the most beautiful moments in life come from the worst ones." This line from 2 Hours is also the film's central thesis and aesthetic mission. Set during the apocalypse, in which grotesque mockeries of the human condition tear living men and women apart with bloodied hands and teeth outside our marvelous cities that now decay and crumble, there is still beauty in the most violent and ugly of things. Shot on a handheld camera that occasionally occupies the POV of the survivor and puts us over-the-shoulder as if in a video game, 2 Hours is alive with cinematographic beauty and light. It's a graceful, beautiful film shot with a deft hand and astounding vision. With a bitter sweet score that deftly takes the audience through pulse-pounding action to melancholy and then finally to death's exalting inevitability, 2 Hours clearly demonstrates that the zombie genre isn't out-played yet. If you know your art, there's still something meaningful to be expressed in the zombie apocalypse about life and death.
|Worst hangover ever!|
FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE: April 19, 2013
25 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3C9
Admission $5 (cash only)