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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Presents: THE SURVIVALIST
May 1 @ 9:00 pm
“This ambiguous, effective post-apocalyptic drama marks the debut of an impressive new directing talent…a canny study of how trust and loyalty are affected by circumstance.” – Time Out
“Post-apocalyptic thrillers don’t come much leaner or meaner.” – The Film Stage
“It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but perky though it is not, it’s a great piece of film-making.” – Sunday Independent
A time of starvation. The Survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest protecting his crop from intruders with his shotgun and improvised traps. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality.
Everything changes when a starving woman called Kathryn and her teenage daughter, Milja, discover the farm. Desperate for shelter, the mother offers up her daughter to spend the night with him in return for bed and board. Overcome with desire, Survivalist breaks his strict code of self-preservation and accepts them into his cabin. As the exchange becomes an uneasy ongoing arrangement, the women plot to get rid of Survivalist and have the farm for themselves. But just as they are about to put their plan into action, an intruder kidnaps Milja and Survivalist risks his life to save her. As he is nursed back to health by the women, food runs short on the farm and they are forced to make desperate decisions to survive.