AFTER PARTY: Cinema Society Hosts A Screening Of “Blindness”

Actors Alice Braga and Danny Glover attend the after party for the Cinema Society’s screening of ‘Blindness’ at the Gramercy Park Hotel on September 22, 2008 in New York City.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant “white blindness”. Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created “society of the blind” quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hording the meager food rations and committing horrific acts.

There is however one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family.

She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. Their voyage is fraught with danger, yet their survival and ultimate redemption reflect the tenacity and depth of the human spirit.

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