By Matthew Gundrum —
Have you seen “The Purge?” Does the notion of a temporary crime legalization period excite you? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you may be interested in Blue Devil Production’s showing of “The Purge: Anarchy.”
Serving as a sequel to 2013’s “The Purge,” “Anarchy” takes place a year after its predecessor. The film begins with a young couple who, after their car breaks down, finds themselves amidst the annual purge: a 12-hour event in which emergency services are shut down and all crime is legal. As the plot advances, the couple stumbles across others who are trying to survive. The rest of the movie follows these individuals as they form a team in the hopes of getting through the purge alive. Unique in nature, these films act as a thought experiment in which the audience is able to ponder a sort of dystopia in which human purging is used as a way to solve societal issues such as prison overcrowding and high crime rates.
This one is sure to be a thrill, so stop by Applied Arts 210 at either 6 or 9 p.m. on Oct. 3 to catch the movie in a special pre-screening event sponsored by BDP.