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Doomsdays

Doomsdays
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  • This film played during the 2014 Florida Film Festival
  • Directed by: Eddie Mullins
  • USA, 2013, 91 minutes
  • In English
  • Southeast Premiere

This hilarious “pre-apocalyptic comedy” follows the misadventures of Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick, Kids, TV’s The Wire, My Name is Earl) and Dirty Fred (Justin Rice, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and front man for Brooklyn indie rock band Bishop Allen), a pair of rebellious squatters, in an exploration of anarchy and nihilism. Convinced that dwindling petroleum resources will soon bring the modern world to a halt, they’ve chosen a life of vagabondage instead. Their routine—breaking into vacant Catskills vacation homes until they run out of food or are chased off—shifts when a spunky teenaged boy (Brian Charles Johnson) insists on joining them. Add an aimless woman (Laura Campbell), and the dynamic of the group changes with consequences for all. Filled with characters for whom collapse isn’t a nightmare but an opportunity, DOOMSDAYS may just be the best and most original American slacker film of the 21st century—a uniquely good-humored act of total confrontation with a surprisingly touching ending.

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