Roxie Theatre Thu, Feb 13, 2014 9:16 PM
Film Info
Director:Eddie Mullens
Film Category:pre-apocalyptic comedy
Running Time:90
Year of Release:2013


Dirty Fred and Bruho live an itinerant life, breaking in to vacation homes in the Catskills and enjoying what pleasures they find; convinced that the world is on a collision course with disaster due to dwindling petroleum supplies. The pair becomes a quarter under strange circumstances and the two new joiners threaten to shift the dynamic irreparably.

“Billed as a 'pre-apocalyptic comedy' and evocative of early Jarmusch, Linklater, Hellman and Varda, DOOMSDAYS is one of the most profoundly counter-culture films you will ever see. It’s a preposterously terrific debut from writer/director Eddie Mullins, former film critic at Films in Review, Slant, Blackbook and - yes - Hustler, filled with instant-classic dialogue and bizarre non sequiturs. Intelligent, funny and genuinely anarchistic-minded, this is truly idiosyncratic stuff, brimming with subtle treats that regularly sprout up from out of nowhere. It’s also very smart filmmaking with numerous extended shots culminating in subtle gags and all manner of clever reveals emerging from unexpected places. Rice and Fitzpatrick are perfectly cast, both distinctive, charismatic presences who absolutely own the screen. Paired together, they share a chemistry that makes their endlessly amusing banter rocket, particularly whenever hapless outsiders are introduced to their vagabond universe. An ingeniously scripted reinvention of the slacker/buddy comedy and an eccentric, eco-conscious fuck-the-world battle cry, DOOMSDAYS is a uniquely good-humored act of total confrontation. It’s easily one of 2013’s greatest surprises.” -Mitch Davis, Fantasia Film Festival
-Anna Feder