The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: 2019: After The Fall of New York

When: March 16, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

  • PRE-SHOW: 7:30 p.m.
  • FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

2019: AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK (1983)
Dir. Sergio Martino
Cast: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, Anna Kanakis and George Eastman
Runtime: 96 min
Country: Italy
Format: Digital

Poster Artist: Tony Ochre

"Italian director Sergio Martino (Hands of Steel) directs this Escape From New York ripoff that's so identical to its inspiration, you could swear you have just seen a low-budget sequel to that film.” – Robot Geek Cult Cinema

“This is the best movie from the Italian post-apocalyptic movie cannon” - World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies

In the far off future of 2019, the world is desolate nuclear wasteland. Mutated gangs rule the street, the government hides in Antarctica, and only one man in a leather jacket (with chainmail sleeves) can save the day. His name is Plissken... I mean Parsifal (American model Michael Sopkiw) and he is given the impossible mission to fight his way into the irradiated battle zone of New York City in order to rescue the only fertile woman left on the planet!

It’s an epic quest that includes exploding heads, crashing cars, and ridiculous allies. There's a dude with a metal claw for a fist, a mercenary that fights with deadly metal yo-yo balls, and a great hairy leader of a futuristic circus ring named BIG APE – portrayed by everyone’s favorite gut munching psycho: George Eastman (Antropophagus, Rabid Dogs).

From acclaimed director Martin Doll (A.K.A Sergio Martino) 2019: After the Fall of New York is perhaps the greatest Spaghetti Post Nuke experience ever haphazardly assembled.

It shamelessly rips of all the classics with reckless abandon, from Escape from New York's screenplay to The Road Warrior's costumes and props, all the time feeling like the writers were high on an illegal substance.

Action packed and filled to the brim with weirdness; to experience this film is to feel as if the end result is dream shared by you and some friends after bingeing on the films in $1 dollar bin from your local video stores closing sale - in the best possible way. 

The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.