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September 24, 2023  |  11AM - 12:30PM  |  Frank Buxton Auditorium at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E)  |  Free but tickets required

This Is the End; How Movies Prepare Us for the Apocalypse

Presented by Robert Horton, a member of the National Society of Film Critics

What does it say about humanity that we love a disaster movie? In this presentation, film critic Robert Horton shows, with film clips, how doomsday movies can provide a guide on surviving disaster or at least a blueprint for what not do to if the sky falls. Whether the cause is environmental factors (The Day After Tomorrow, Snowpiercer, Contagion), nuclear disaster (On the Beach), or unexplained doomsday (Midnight Sky, Children of Men), film has explored what it looks like when the "Big One" hits and how we might react.

This presentation is sponsored by Library U, a program of the Bainbridge Public Library, with funding from Humanities Washington.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE event, but tickets are still required. A limited amount of standby tickets will be available at the door.

Robert Horton, a member of the National Society of Film Critics, was the longtime film reviewer for the Seattle Weekly, Everett Herald, and KUOW.

Kathleen Thorne
Martha Bayley
Cindy Harrison
Ki Kilcher

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Library U is sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library with funding support from the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library and a generous donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman. 


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