Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival present BLOOD QUANTUM
Director: Jeff Barnaby
Featuring: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kawenna'Here Devery Jacobs, Michael Greyeyes
Language: English; Mi’gmaq subtitled in English
Runtime: 96 minutes
Heralded as exciting proof of a new wave of genre movies by indigenous directors, this second feature by Mi’kmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby takes the zombie movie to places it’s never been. Barnaby’s tense and grisly thriller takes place in the fictional Red Crow Reserve, whose police chief Traylor (Michael Greyeyes) becomes one of the first to notice strange goings-on that suggest the dead may no longer be staying that way. But as is so often the case, the hordes of infected that besiege the community may not be as dangerous as threats from within their midst. Serving up sharp political and social satire with the requisite dollops of gore, Barnaby reinvigorates the tradition forged by zombie king George A. Romero with a gruesome and consistently thrilling allegory about racism and colonization.
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.