When: Sat., April 4, 7 p.m. 2015
PLANTPURE NATION | FIX IT IN POST
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, CHAPEL HILL
THE CHELSEA | THE VARSITY—Unless you're the kind of decadent, idle creature who can go to two movies in one day, you're going to have to choose between two unique screenings in Chapel Hill this weekend.
PlantPure nation is an in-progress documentary on a 23-city screening tour (with a stop at the Chelsea Theater), sowing its plant-based-diet scripture far and wide. It's the follow-up to the well-received 2011 doc Forks Over Knives, and it includes coverage of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's healthy-eating program's implementation in Mebane.
Fix it in Post is the new low-budget zombie flick—this time, it's a comedy—by Apex filmmaker Christine Parker. It premieres at the Varsity Theatre. When a solar flare wipes the global power grid during a deluded indie director's shoot, he and his crew have to use their shaky filmmaking skills to survive. Their zombie makeup does help when it comes to looting—until they meet some heroic redneck survivalists. It's a clever, self-aware twist on the post-apocalyptic movie.
So, are you hungry for vegetables, or for brains? Because on Saturday, it's plants vs. zombies in Chapel Hill.
PlantPure Nation: noon, $10, 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, 919-929-8428, www.thechelseatheater.com. Fix it in Post: 4 p.m., $7, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-967-8665, www.varsityonfranklin.com. —Brian Howe