Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

9:00pm - Sunday, Jun 2, 2024

On a hot summer day in Oslo, the dead mysteriously awaken, and three families are thrown into chaos when their deceased loved ones come back to them. Who are they, and what do they want? A family is faced with the mother's reawakening before they have even mourned her death after a car accident; an elderly woman gets the love of her life back the same day she has buried her; a grandfather rescues his grandchild from the gravesite in a desperate attempt to get his daughter out of her depression.

HANDLING THE UNDEAD is a drama with elements of horror about three families, a story about grief and loss, but also about hope and understanding of what we can't comprehend or control.

"Unlike your typical zombie movie, Handling the Undead is a slow and thoughtful tale about love and family…versus eating brains." (Film Threat)

"A zombie tragedy of false hopes and brutal realities, Thea Hvistendahl’s debut doesn’t shy away from the pain of passing, nor the salted wounds of horrific, mysterious resurrection." (Paste Magazine)

"An amazing score, terrific sound design, and another fantastic performance by Renate Reinsve, make this slow rumination on grief with a supernatural spin, worth it." (Film Inquiry)

Sunday, June 2
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

HANDLING THE UNDEAD "Håndtering av udøde" (Thea Hvistendahl, 2024 / 98 mins / 18A / In Norwegian w/EST) On a hot summer day in Oslo, the dead mysteriously awaken, and three families are thrown into chaos when their deceased loved ones come back to them. Who are they, and what do they want?

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
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