Friday, March 20 - Thursday, March 26, 2015
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows a big city couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness. Alex is a seasoned camper while Jenn, a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots -‐ the secluded Blackfoot Trail.
On their first night they have a very unsettling encounter with Brad, a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex’s desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push deeper and deeper into the forest, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point.
When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems. Terror, horror, will, and survival become paramount.
- Country Canada
- Running Time 92 minutes
- Director Adam MacDonald
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