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Contagion

Released 2011
Distributor Warner Bros.

Renewed interest has been sparked lately in Steven Soderbergh’s prescient 2011 thriller which tracks the spread of a virus. As in previous disaster thrillers like The Towering Inferno and Earthquake, it features a sprawling all-star cast. Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon and Kate Winslet are among those giving stellar performances. Scott Z. Burns screenplay received high praise from critics and scientists alike.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.