Don’t let anyone tell you watching a film cannot count as an endurance test. Everytime you watch a film that takes place underwater, don’t you find yourself holding your breath right along with the protagonist? It’s the same process with Hours. Forcing us to live through Hurricane Katrina with Nolan all over again, only this time from the ground, where there is no communication and the locals have gone into survival mode and the weakest will not survive.
Before sunrise on August 29, 2005 Nolan (Paul Walker) arrives at a New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife Abigail (Genesis Rodriguez) who has gone into early labor. What should be one of the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child, who is on a ventilator, Nolan and his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his daughter alive, as minute by agonizing minute passes, becoming unimaginable “Hours”.
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by Angela Davis and Ryan Davis
Tuesday, March 12
6:45PM – 8:22PM
Venue: Stateside Theatre
Wednesday, March 13
3:30PM – 5:07PM
Venue: Violet Crown 1&2
Friday, March 15
Venue: Rollins Theatre at The Long Center