Poster for Fido

Spring 2007 Main series

Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 4:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 7:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2007 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by and Andrew Currie

Starring Billy Connolly, Tim Blake Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss, K'Sun Ray, Dylan Baker, Henry Czerny, Sonja Bennett, and Rob LaBelle

Rated 14A · 1h 31m

Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbour, and rotting zombies deliver the mail.

Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with a craving for human flesh. A war began, pitting the living against the dead. In the ensuing revolution, a corporation was born: ZomCon, who defeated the legions of undead, and domesticated the zombies, making them our industrial workers, our domestic servants–a productive part of society. ZomCon would like the people of Willard to believe they have everything under control… but do they?

Timmy Robinson (K’Sun Ray) doesn’t think so. At eleven, Timmy already knows the world is phony baloney–Mom (Carrie-Ann Moss, Memento) and Dad (Dylan Baker, Kinsey) just won’t admit it. Now ZomCon’s head of security (Henry Czerny, Notes from Underground) has moved in across the street, and Timmy’s Mom refuses to be the only housewife on the block who doesn’t have a zombie of her own. When she brings a zombie servant (Billy Connolly, Mrs. Brown) home, Timmy discovers a new best friend, and names him Fido. And even though Dad has a bad case of zombie-phobia, Timmy is determined to keep Fido, even if he does eat the odd neighbour…

Sometimes, it takes a dead man to teach us all what it means to be alive.

Fido screens with The Danish Poet.