On the Beach
Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins star in this haunting post-apocalyptic nightmare where Australia is posited as the last safe place for humanity. As the inevitability of nuclear fallout reaching our sandy beaches becomes more apparent, a study of human frailty emerges that is both bleak and magnificent. NFSA 35mm print.
See what else is screening Wednesdays @ NFSA: They Live! Visions from the Atomic Age in March.