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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.21.11] post apocalyptic movie news scifi

In this re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," a young girl protects her older sister as they wander across a post-apocalyptic desert searching for a new home with only a shotgun and five shells for defense. Flying monkeys be damned! The yellow brick road was never this dangerous!

The film, written and directed by Paul Myers, was successfully funded through kickstarter and has its first screening this month.

Full Synopsis:
When their parents are killed Matti and Joslyn are left completely alone. The constant sibling rivalry between the two results in a constant jockeying for power. Though she is younger, thirteen to Joslyn's fourteen, Matti emerges as the one calling the shots, which might have something to do with the shotgun she won't let go of. Matti decides they must go find their only relative they know of, their grandmother, who they have never actually met.

As Matti becomes more stoic and pragmatic, Joslyn regresses begging her sister to read to her from her favorite book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Where Joslyn finds comfort in the book the story starts infecting Matti's dreams.

Complicating matters are the two nomads they come upon, Frank and Stanton. Stanton is closer to the girls' ages, and takes an immediate liking to Joslyn. Frank on the other hand is a different story. He's charming and can flash a great smile, but underneath that Matti senses a core of menace. But are her instincts correct? Or will Frank and Stanton help Matti and Joslyn along that Yellow Brick Road to a new home?

Check out the trailer below.

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