April 2, 3:00pm
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Dir. Roland Emmerich (USA: 2004), 124 min
The American sci-fi film The Day After Tomorrow is a disaster movie that depicts the effect of global warming on the earth. Climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) leads an Antarctic research expedition to study the effects of global warming. He presents his findings to the United Nations, where representatives are unconvinced of his findings. After collaborating with scientists who do believe in his research, he develops climate models to predict the potential of catastrophic weather events. Expecting his findings to take hundreds of years to take place, he is stunned to find out that violent weather has begun to strike the globe. The next ice age is headed towards New York City and expected to strike within days.
The film also stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum. The Day After Tomorrow won a BAFTA Award for Best Special Effects (2005).