Apocalypse Art

The Day – 24 Hours in a Post-Apocalyptic World

"The Day" (L to R) Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Cory Hardrict

The Day – Douglas Aarniokoski – World Premiere in Toronto
“In a post-apocalyptic future, an open war against humanity rages. Five survivors wander rural back-roads, lost, starving and on the run. With dwindling food and ammunition, an attempt at seeking shelter turns into a battleground where they must fight or die.”  – Toronto International Film Festival

Films shown at TIFF can galvanize audiences, like the King’s Speech and Black Swan did last year.   The Day is not in that rarefied category, but its premiere did trigger some influential critics  to select it for watch lists.

It also stirred creative media – given the doom and gloom of the economy and the apocalyptic predictions on the U.S. political scene.  The National Post (Toronto) asked the cast for a list of their  “Must-Haves” for a post-apocalyptic world.  Their answers included:  A weapon, an iPod and a Prius for transportation.

Here’s the trailer.  The music is Explosions in the Sky – “Yasmin The Light”

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