According to Johnson, the intention of the performance is for the audience to be struck by key moments that resonate with them in unexpected ways. “Dance isn’t necessarily about understanding one version of what’s presented; there isn’t only one story. You can come to the theater and have it be a break from our hyper-digitized work day and see what it looks like when the body is thinking,” Johnson says. “Dance is about articulating things for which there are no words.”
But this unassuming countenance does little to suggest the small, single-screen movie house’s long influential history. In the 60 years since its opening, the Brattle has helped to transform local film culture, and its influence has extended across the country.
It’s worth noting that “Warm Bodies” is not “Twilight” with zombies. While it is a romance between a human girl and a not-exactly-human guy, the irreverence with which “Warm Bodies” treats the entire subject matter sets it entirely apart.