Thursday, January 09, 2020

Zombi Child Practices Voodoo in New York City this January 13th

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Zombi Child is title from French director Bertrand Bonello. Bonello's film goes back to the zombie roots, in Haiti. Here, a man was raised from the dead, in 1962 Haiti. Now, a young girl is experimenting with the dark arts, leading to a strange transformation. A bit more arthouse than most zombie films, Zombi Child is getting set for a U.S. wide theatrical launch, across the United States. The premiere begins later this month. The film's early, theatrical release details are hosted here.

The official synopsis mentions the initial zombie, Clairvius (Mackenson Bijou) and his ties to the land. Boarding school student Melissa (Wislanda Louimat) also has a dark connection to Clairvius. In the film, both characters are brought together once again through voodoo.

The first city to host theatrical screenings, in the U.S., is New York City (Jan. 13th). This theatrical presentation will be followed by others, in: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Seattle and Forth Worth. This secondary theatrical launch will begin on January 24th. A full list of theatrical screenings is listed below.

Zombi Child focuses on the drama. Appearing as a bit of a slower film title, Zombi Child will reach audiences throughout the month of January!

Release Date: January 13th, 2020 (NYC, Limited Theatrical) & January 24th, 2020 (U.S., Limited Theatrical).

Director and writer: Bertrand Bonello.

Cast: Louise Labèque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort, Macenson Bijou, Adilé David, Ninon François, Mathilde Riu, Ginite Popote, Néhémy

Select Theatrical Dates:

1/24: Film at Lincoln Center (NYC)
1/24: Quad Cinema (NYC)
1/24: Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago)
1/31: Alamo Drafthouse (Brooklyn; weekend shows)
2/7-9: SIFF Film Center (Seattle)
2/21: Nuart (Los Angeles)
2/21: MFA Boston
2/28: Cosford Art Cinema (Miami)
2/28: O Cinema Miami Beach
2/28: Landmark Opera Plaza (San Francisco)
2/28: Landmark Shattuck Cinema (Berkeley, CA)
2/28: Cinema Salem (MA)
3/6: The Grand Berry (Ft. Worth, TX)
3/6: Gateway Film Center (Columbus, OH)

Zombi Child at Film Movement: Zombi Child Release Details at Film Movement

The original voodoo film, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988):

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