L.A. Zombie
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L.A. Zombie

Screening:

    Friday 1 October 9:45pm

Runtime:

62 mins

Director: Bruce LaBruce Country: Germany/France/USA
Writer: Bruce LaBruce Original Format: HDCAM
Dir. of Photography: James Carman Print Source: Jurgen Bruning
Producer: Jurgen Bruning, Robert Felt, Arno Rok
Cast: Francois Sagat

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

“It came from beneath the sea... to fuck the dead back to life.”

Review:

Banned in Australia before it could screen at MIFF earlier this year, cult filmmaker Bruce La Bruce's L.A. Zombie is possibly the most talked about indie film of 2010. Dubbed 'gay zombie porn' by censors, L.A. Zombie features French porn star Francois Sagat as the alien zombie who emerges from the sea in the search of dead bodies to fuck back to life. First he hitchhikes a lift from an unsuspecting driver who is soon left dying from a car-crash. Sagat stumbles out of the wreck to penetrate his gored carcass to get his exposed heart beating again. During his stay the zombie observes a number of events leading to the reincarnations.

Balancing stunning visuals and a superb soundtrack, this experimental new sub-genre feature goes much deeper than first appearances suggest - quite literally. Exploring a number of issues including drug addiction, organised crime, and poverty L.A. Zombie draws parallels between all the disenfranchised communities of Los Angeles and highlights the redemptive power of love. There's no point pretending this penetrative drama isn't going to make you squeamish at times, but it is full of symbolism and allusion, and is undoubtedly going to be recognised as an underground milestone in cinematic history.

 

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR

 

L.A. Zombie After Party

L.A. Zombie official after party at the Shadow Lounge on Friday 1 October. Ticket holders will get priority (free) entry and queue jumping until midnight. Normal price £10.

The Shadow Lounge
In the heart of Soho lies the upmarket Shadow Lounge. It's the perfect place to go for a few cocktails, and to take advantage of the late night bar. The Shadow Lounge is a members-only bar, but if you can't afford the £350 membership fee, you can still visit by registering on the guest list in advance (or take your chances on the door!)
Address: 5-7 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RF

The Shadow Lounge