The Day After Tomorrow in 35mm

The Day After Tomorrow in 35mm

Post-screening conversation with Alex Hall, Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA. Moderated by Rosanna Xia, Environment Reporter, Los Angeles Times.

A paleoclimatologist attends a UN conference to share his concern that global warming will lead to another ice age, but fails to leave an impression on politicians. As he and a like-minded oceanographer continue to find evidence to support their theory, it becomes clear that extreme climate events will take place across the globe in the next few days. Massive hailstorms demolish Tokyo, Los Angeles is obliterated by tornadoes, and New York is flooded by a massive storm surge which then freezes over. As society flees south in search of warmer weather, the heroic scientist begins a trek north to find his son.  

DIRECTED BY: Roland Emmerich. WRITTEN BY: Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff. WITH: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum. 2004. 124 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG-13. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Sally Cruikshank and Jon Davison Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

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