Sunset Film Society Director Jay Duncan is no stranger to movies of every genre, setting up the weekly free movies at the International Museum of Art on ‘regular’ weekends. But COVID19 put all those performances on hold, and now Duncan has come up with a list of pandemic-inspired movies.
Duncan, also a member of the Plaza Classic Film Festival‘s programming advisory committee, came up with the list of 10 classic pandemic movies and shared them with Borderland cinephiles searching for their movie fix.
“While movie theaters continue to be temporarily closed and on intermission and no new releases are immediately planned, I have put together a listing of 10 recommended pandemic movies from the past,” Duncan share via a news release. “Many are available for streaming or on YouTube.”
As for his monthly screenings, Duncan is upbeat about the chance that they will resume soon.
“Hopefully, the Sunset Film Society’s free films will be able to return to the International Museum Of Art in June,” Duncan adds.
1. THE KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK (1950) Smallpox
2. PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950) Bubonic Plague
3. THE WHIP HAND (1951) Plot to poison the American water supply
10. CONTAGION (2011) The spread of a virus transmitted by respiratory droplets and formites, and the attempts by medical researchers and public health officials to identify and contain the disease and the loss of social order in a pandemic.