This film will close on Thursday, August 1st.

The zombie apocalypse comes to small-town America in Jim Jarmusch’s typically droll comedy, for which he has assembled a cast to die for.

Laconic police officers Ronnie (Adam Driver), Cliff (Bill Murray) and Mindy (Chloë Sevigny) patrol the sleepy streets of Centerville, where criminal activity amounts to Hermit Bob (Tom Waits) stealing Farmer Miller’s (Steve Buscemi) chickens. Bad times are ahead however, as polar fracking has tilted the earth’s axis, precipitating all manner of macabre and uncanny phenomena, the reanimation of the dead as flesh-eating ghouls being the most alarming.

Jarmusch’s self-aware script playfully references the tropes of zombie mythology laid down by George A Romero’s influential trilogy, and his wry film is similarly laced with barbed political commentary.

(Notes by David O’Mahony.)

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105 mins, USA, 2019, Digital


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