August 3rd, 2011: Children of Men (2006)

Cast and Crew: Alfonso Cuaron (Director, Screenwriter); Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Huston

What It’s About: The youngest human was born 18 years ago and the world is rapidly going down the toilet.  Activist turned bureaucrat Theo Faron (Clive Owen) is recruited by his ex-wife Julian (Julianne Moore) to help her protect a very special person: Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey), the first woman to become pregnant in almost twenty years.  Julian hopes to get Kee to safety with a group that hopes to find the answer to the infertility problem. Unfortunately, in the war-torn dystopia that England has become, it won’t be easy. 

Why Watch it Today?: Author PD James turns 91 today.  Celebrate with the only (and quite excellent) film based upon her work.

Where to Get ItPublic libraries, iTunes, Netflix (Rental only) or Amazon

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