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Peripheral Visions: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

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Peripheral Visions: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD
Peripheral Visions, a co-presentation of the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records, will screen at the Belcourt for the next few months, while we take a brief hiatus from its original home in Third Man’s Blue Room. Join us as we continue to celebrate the very best of underappreciated genre films from the 70s and 80s.

The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… But, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s a site where military experiments took place. Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew! This may sound like the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is something completely different. Starting off with a 37-minute single continuous shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy.

Made in eight days for $25,000, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD went on to make over $28 million at the Japanese box office alone. This truly one-of-a-kind exploration of why making movies matter pulsates with creative energy and proves that passion, good characters and a great concept can outweigh the biggest of budgets.

“The best zombie comedy since SHAUN OF THE DEAD… An infectiously fun must-see for horror fans.” —David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“Essentially three films in one — a zombie flick done in one 37-minute take, a-making-of-a-movie movie and a winning family comedy… It pays dividends to stick around through all zones of its craziness.” —Ian Freer, Empire

“One of the best horror comedies in recent memory, and proof that competent innovation and execution can resurrect anything.” —James Marsh, South China Morning Post


The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media and IMDb, as well as through general internet searches.

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