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Vanishing on 7th Street

Vanishing on 7th Street

Brad Anderson, New York, USA

  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Norton Herrick, Celine Rattray, Tove Christensen
  • Executive Producer: Howard Herrick, Elayne Herrick, Michael Herrick, Peter Graves, Ken Hirsh, Nick Quested, Lawrence Mattis, Kelly McCormick
  • Screenplay: Anthony Jaswinski
  • Runtime: 85
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When a massive power blackout causes the population to inexplicably vanish, a small handful of survivors (Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo) band together inside a desolate tavern struggling to survive as the darkness hones in on them. From director Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) comes an apocalyptic thriller with a terrifying vision of our world's end and a story that wrestles with the nature of existence itself.

Crime & Thriller Horror

screening times

    • Sunday September 12
    • 11:59:00 PM
    • Monday September 13
    • 2:00:00 PM
    • AMC 2

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

It starts with a power outage. Where once stood living beings are now piles of discarded clothes. The once sunny city is shrouded in blackness. Shadows creep across every surface and whispers echo in the empty streets. Is it some form of enemy attack or a swift judgment from the divine? Each passing day contains fewer daylight hours, and only those who cling to some other form of light can escape the encroaching darkness.

A small group of survivors congregate in an old bar powered by a gas generator. Luke (Hayden Christensen) is a slick TV anchor forced to live by his wits. Paul (John Leguizamo) is a lonely projectionist working in a multiplex theatre. Rosemary (Thandie Newton) is a distraught mother whose baby is missing, and James (Jacob Latimore) is a shotgun-toting kid waiting for his mother to return. With their light sources slowly dying, they must find alternative illumination and a way out of the city. Overcome with paranoia and fear, the group struggles to understand the events that have brought them together.

Having established himself as a master of cinematic shock and dementia with Session 9 and The Machinist, Brad Anderson continues to produce nerve-wracking cinema. Leaping from a scenario straight out of The Twilight Zone, Anderson strips away the comfort of sunlight and replaces it with haunting existential questions. Using dark, murky tones as his palette, Anderson and cinematographer Uta Briesewitz (Session 9) craft a stark but evocative journey through the most menacing of nights.

More interested in detailed characters than disposable victims, Anderson brings out a new-found maturity in Hayden Christensen, who portrays a man struggling to hide his own panicked fears and emotions. A dark and challenging film, Vanishing on 7th Street never condescends to the audience and is sure to fuel conversations about loneliness, alienation, basic primal fears and, ultimately, our raison d’être.

Colin Geddes

director bio

Brad Anderson was born in Madison, Connecticut and worked as a projectionist after graduating from Bowdoin College in Maine. After attending the London Film School he edited television series for PBS and directed episodes of The Shield and The Wire. His feature films include The Darien Gap (96), Next Stop Wonderland (98), Happy Accidents (00), Session 9 (01), The Machinist (04), Transsiberian (08) and Vanishing on 7th Street (10).

full credits

Principal Cast: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo
Norton Herrick, Celine Rattray, Tove Christensen
Executive Producer:
Howard Herrick, Elayne Herrick, Michael Herrick, Peter Graves, Ken Hirsh, Nick Quested, Lawrence Mattis, Kelly McCormick
Uta Briesewitz
Jeffrey Wolf
Rusty Dunn
Lucas Vidal
Production Designer:
Stephen Beatrice

Canadian Distributor:
 eOne Films  
International Sales Agent:
 IM Global
Production Company:
Herrick Entertainment
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