We’re wrapping up our monthly horror watchalong series for the year with a film selected by fans on social media. We asked our community to suggest horror films that best summed up the mood of 2020, and we felt that 28 Weeks Later, the follow-up to Danny Boyle’s zombie hit 28 Days Later, perfectly encapsulates the strangeness of life under quarantine and the threat of a re-emergent virus.
28 Weeks Later
Friday, November 20, 2020
Rated R • 100 mins
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo • 2007
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
Here’s a handful of program elements that you can expect to see:
· Pre-film introduction with MoPOP’s Robert Rutherford and Movies at MoPOP producer Kasi Gaarenstroom
· Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay – here’s some inspiration to get you set up with the most important “rage-infected” symptom – the red red eyes.
· Cocktails and mocktail recommendations
• Cocktail pairing – We know from plenty of zombie genre lore that the good ol’ Molotov Cocktail is effective at stopping a horde and starting a party
· Mocktail pairing – Since our pals the French get a special moment in 28 Weeks Later, we’re saluting them with this non-alcoholic recipe of the classic French 75
· Chat with Robert, Kasi, and other fans during the film
· Post-film discussion and announcing which films have been voted on for inclusion on our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die! See more information below on how you can vote!
If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, November 20! Otherwise, here's where you can find 28 Weeks Later online: · Amazon Prime · iTunes · Google Play · Vudu · YouTube
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“Coming of age.” What a diplomatic term for such an indelicate experience! For all it’s warts, adolescence is a time of incredible self-exploration, pain, and growth. And nothing captures it more poetically (and grotesquely) than a coming-of-age movie. For our next film series, “Grow Up!” MoPOP is exploring adolescence in all its lusty, zitty, complicated glory. Starting September 6, we’ll be celebrating cult classics from all over the genre map that show just how joyful and confounding being a teenager can be.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rated PG-13 • 112 mins
Directed by Edgar Wright • 2010
In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Rated PG-13 • 111 mins
Directed by Drew Barrymore • 2009
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
As with all our virtual watchalongs, to participate you'll need to register in advance, and then on event day make sure you have a copy of the film queued up and ready to watch on your end while keeping an eye on your e-mail inbox for a link to join our online discussion.
Campout Cinema is MoPOP’s version of the outdoor movie experience, hosted in our very own Sky Church. Featuring diverse film screenings and themed programming, Campout Cinema invites audiences to bring their sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows for a laid back evening of film-themed food and drink, photo ops, and more.
Explore a wide variety of films best enjoyed in an intimate, traditional theater setting in MoPOP’s JBL Theater. These family-friendly events are free with General Admission to the museum and an RSVP.
Catch a movie in MoPOP’s JBL Theater, enjoy themed drinks and snacks, and deepen your moviegoing experience with live performances, in-depth discussions, and more.
PAST FILM SCREENINGS
MoPOP Celebrates Horror Film
Celebrating the films
of Keanu Reeves
The hair. The smile. The inimitable line delivery. Here at MoPOP, we’re big Keanu fans and we’re celebrating our love with a film series showcasing some of his most memorable performances, including:
• Bram Stoker’s Dracula
• Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
• The Matrix
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Sunday, December 8, 2019
2pm | 1pm doors
JBL Theater @ MoPOP
Bill and Ted are best buds. And friends who stay together…almost flunk history together. After encountering a time traveler from a distant future, the boys get a history lesson better than any book could provide. This special 30th anniversary screening is part of our Keanu Reeves film series.
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CAMPOUT CINEMA: THE MATRIX
Sunday, December 22, 2019
7pm | 6pm doors
Sky Church @ MoPOP
After an encounter with a little red pill, Neo’s wakes up to a life of leather trench coats, martial arts, and sinister truths. This special 20th anniversary screening is part of our Keanu Reeves film series.
WHAT IS CAMPOUT CINEMA?