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We were warned. 

Year: 2009 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Roland Emmerich 
Starring: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson  
An image from 2012

According to Mayan mythology, in the year 2012 all the planets of our solar system will be aligned. This phenomenon will lead to global environmental cataclysms: earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions that will turn countries and entire continents into ruins. This may only be a legend, or it may be a prophecy that spells doom for us all...

In 2009, American geologists discover that a chain of events starting with massive solar flares will bring the world to its end in just three years' time. Governments of all states gather together to start a new top-secret project intended to save the human race: the creation of a number of gigantic ships able to accommodate and save 400,000 strategically chosen people in order to start a new life after the Apocalypse. But what will happen to the rest of mankind?

In 2012, a series of inexplicable earthquakes occur in California. Meanwhile, ex-writer Jackson Curtis (Cusack) takes his children on a camping trip. There he meets strange and somewhat eccentric hermit Charlie Frost (Harrelson), who tells him about the Mayans' prediction and the secret 'space ship' project. First taken as the bad joke of a crazy man, the story becomes more and more believable as a number of earthquakes take place in Jackson’s home town. Now Jackson has only a couple of days left to find these mysterious ships in attempt to rescue his family.

Roland Emmerich, the director of the epic The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day, creates another unforgettable and breathtaking movie full of action and stunning special effects. 2012 is an amazing film that will satisfy even the most hard-to-please viewers. One of the most outstanding movies of the year, 2012 is a must-see for everyone.

Elena Ognivtseva

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Screenings of this film:

2009/2010 Spring Term (35mm)
2009/2010 Spring Term (35mm)