WHAT: A Time Magazine-hosted screening of “Children of Men” Tuesday at the Museum of Modern Art — event doubled as a birthday bash for helmer Alfonso Cuaron, complete with cake and mariachis
APOCALYPSE, NOW?: The sci-fi thriller with a terrifyingly apocalyptic view of a future where infertility and war threaten the human race had the aud dazed and shell-shocked.
“It’s a great date movie,” said producer Ed Pressman, smiling.
“I didn’t make this about the future,” said Cuaron. “I was trying to make it about the present. And I used infertility as the metaphor for the fading sense of hope. Now, it’s for the audience to decide if there is any room for hope.”