How much do you know about September 9, 2009? For the film industry it’s a movie marketers dream. The most notable project capitalizing on this once in a lifetime date is the animated feature 9. It’s produced by Tim Burton and has gotten a lot of publicity, but it’s not the only “9″ themed film hitting the streets. Did you know that there’s a sci-fi thriller entitled 9-9-09 also debuting in theaters today? How many nines can the general public take?

9-9-09 was a double award winner at the New York International Independent Film Festival, and was chosen as the Best Sci-Fi Feature. The film is described as an homage to sci-fi films of the fifties such as The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and It Came From Outer Space. The cast of 9-9-09 features several well known character actors including Lochlyn Munro,  Bryan Brewer, Kelly Pendygraft, Brian Guest, David Jean Thomas, and Mary Kate Shellhardt.

Here’s a description of the film’s plot

A mystery surrounds a small town that was wiped out on September 9, 2009. Set sixty years in the future, an old woman (Kelly Pendygraft), engages the help of a reporter (Mary Kate Schellhardt), to unlock the secret of a government conspiracy to cover up the events that took place on September 9th, 2009.  An aged Sarah Prescott tells the story of that eventful day when a meteor crash landed near a small American town and unleashed alien life-forms that gradually infect all the town’s residents.

The plot interweaves the discovery of the meteor with the reappearance of one of the town’s residents, Deke Evans, (Bryan Brewer), who has been incarcerated 10 years for a questionable murder.  With the help of the local Sheriff, (Lochlyn Munro), the remaining survivors try to make sense of it all and discover the source of the infection.

As you can see, everyone is making the most of this eerie day that has come upon us. If you’re interested in seeing this film, and you live in the Los Angeles area there’s a screening being held tonight at the Laemmle Theater in West Hollywood. You can visit the theater’s official site for more details. To give you an idea of what you’re in for, check out the official trailer for 9-9-09 below.

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