2009. New Zealand. Neill Blomkamp. 111 min.
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2009. New Zealand. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Screenplay by Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell. With Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood. A debut film that is both a hoot and a holler. The hoot comes from the brilliant premise of aliens in (of all places) Soweto, the assuredness of its fluid and tense direction, and the subversive comedy that abounds throughout (without once smirking or patronizing narrative’s genre roots). The holler comes from the surprises the cast and crew deliver to the audience from the first frame to last. Courtesy Tristar. 111 min.