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Arcadian (2024)

Opens on April 19

Director: Benjamin Brewer Run Time: 92 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2024

Starring: Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Nicolas Cage, Sadie Soverall, Samantha Coughlan

Country: Ireland, United States, Canada
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2024 SXSW Film Festival.

In a near future, where normal life on Earth has been decimated, Paul and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, have been living a half-life – tranquility by day and torment by night. Every night, after the sun sets, they face the unrelenting attacks of a mysterious and violent evil. One day, when Thomas doesn’t return home before sundown, Paul must leave the safety of their fortified farm to find him. Just as he finds his boy, a nightmarish battle ensues that forces the family to execute a desperate plan to survive.

“What starts as a simple survival story finds its footing as a nuanced exploration of the value of safety and security and the moments when we decide it’s worth giving up.”

—Christian Zilko, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Ben Brewer is a writer, director, and visual effects artist from Carlisle, Massachusetts. Brewer received recognition for his work as the lead visual effects artist on Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022). Before directing his short film A Folded Ocean (2022), Brewer directed music videos for artists such as Skrillex, David Guetta, Foster the People, and The Chainsmokers. Arcadian (2024) is Brewer’s debut feature film.

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