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Attack the Block

Attack the Block
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 2011 | R. 1hr 27min
CAST: Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway, Alex Esmail DIRECTOR: Joe Cornish BLACK HISTORY MONTH | WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an intergalactic war-zone.

Screens with short film Plz Don't Die directed by Tacoma filmmaker Alex Alexander (LexScope Productions). Filmmaker will be in attendance.

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Here is a shaggy monster movie that pulls double-duty as a satire of class and ethnic barriers, and how those barriers quickly disappear when we are forced to fight for our simple survival.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
Part of what separates Attack the Block from its Spielbergian inspirations... is the sort of reflection on social and racial issues typically left out of popcorn fare.
Mark H. Harris, Black Horror Movies
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