At the center of Rawstock: Epic (a local and pretty decent festival that's dedicated to the art of short films) exists a little gem from the land Down Under. I Love Sarah Jane is only 14 minutes long, stars a rising star (Mia Wasikowska—she is Alice in Tim Burton's controversial Alice in Wonderland), and is a love story set against the end of the world. This is the aftermath: black smoke in the blue skies, overturned cars everywhere, graffiti on suburban homes, and in the blood of certain humans, a virus that makes them the living dead. The film begins with innocence (a boy cycling down a road) and ends with experience (a girl killing a zombie). Between these moments (innocence and experience), the young boy finds room in his heart for the girl. I do not usually care for zombie movies, but this one is real special and uncanny—in the German sense of Das Unheimliche ("un-home-ly"). As for Wasikowska, she is also set to star in Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Jane Eyre—Fukunaga directed Sin Nombre. Now that's one director who knows no boundaries. ACT Theatre, Fri March 5 at 8:30 pm.

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