Attack the Block
Director: Joe Cornish Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2011
Starring: Alex Esmail, Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway, Nick Frost
Screenwriter: Joe Cornish
Producers: Nira Park, James Wilson
A pre-Star Wars John Boyega and a pre-Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker star in this sci-fi-horror-action-comedy (whew, so many hyphens…). It’s inner city vs. outer space for a gang of youths, out looking for some trouble, who find more than they counted on when their housing block is invaded by furry, vicious aliens with glow-in-the-dark teeth. Teaming up with a very weary neighbor and the local drug dealer (Nick Frost from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz), the kids realize it’s time to step up and do something completely unexpected — be heroes. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival — iykyk — Attack the Block is fast, funny and, for this special show only, FREE!