MONDAY PICK | “Juan of the Dead”: Castro vs. the zombies


Cuban director Alejandro Bruges smuggles social commentary into Juan of the Dead, a zombie picture that’s actually a pointed satire of the nation’s Communist government. When zombies begin turning up in Havana, the government declares them dissidents and suggests that the U.S. must be behind the invasion. In response, underachiever Juan decides to launch a for-profit zombie-hunting enterprise…but he may not be the Juan to demonstrate the benefits of the free market. The film makes its Minnesota premiere on July 30 and 31 at the Trylon Microcinema.