Blindness - Pre-Release Screening, London

Saturday, October 11, 2008 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

From Raindance:

Blindness - Pre-Release Screening
Internationally acclaimed director Fernando Meirelles (CITY OF GOD and CONSTANT GARDENER) is set to present a special gala screening of his latest and hotly anticipated film BLINDNESS starring Julianne Moore, Gael Bernal Garcia and Danny Glover.

This is the first time members of the public in the UK will get the opportunity to see the film and a month before general release.

The special gala screening will take place on Friday 31st October 2008 at Apollo Cinemas Piccadilly Circus from 6.30pm.

Tickets are £25 per person, which includes a complimentary drink before the screening, introduction by Fernando Meirelles, film screening, and post screen Q&A with Fernando Meirelles. All proceeds will go to The ABC (Action for Brazil's Children) Trust, a London-based charity that is dedicated to helping street children and the most vulnerable young people of Brazil.

For tickets, call 0871 220 6000, go online, or buy from Apollo Cinemas Piccadilly Circus, 19 Regents Street, London, SW1Y 4LR.

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. Their voyage is fraught with danger, yet their survival and ultimate redemption reflect the tenacity and depth of the human spirit. Written by Festival de Cannes' Editor