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The Happening

Directed by Night Shyamalan. US. 2008. R. 91 minutes.
Sat., September 4, 2010
Saturday
September 4, 2010
7:30 pm

20th Century Fox is celebrating their 75th Anniversary with special screenings of Fox titles all over the country. Come see Night Shyamalan’s The Happening at the Colonial – just down the street from where some of the film was shot.

It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes, episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking destructiveness, erupt in major American cities. What is causing this sudden, total breakdown of human behavior?For Philadelphia high school science teacher Elliot Moore what matters most is finding a way to escape the mysterious and deadly phenomenon. (Twentieth Century Fox)

“[It is] a movie that I find oddly touching. It is no doubt too thoughtful for the summer action season, but I appreciate the quietly realistic way Shyamalan finds to tell a story about the possible death of man.” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times)