The Survivalist screening and director Q&A

Date: 10/03/2016 09:43

A very special film event for the North Coast, with Portrush Film Theatre screening Stephen Fingleton's celebrated debut feature, The Survivalist. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director himself.

The Survivalist is a bone raw depiction of a post-apocalyptic future. It is an unflinching, unsentimental film, its world one in which the best a person can hope for is simply to endure. Martin McCann is the lone survivor of the title, scrabbling in the dirt, growing crops and grinding out his days in a dilapidated shack in a dark forest. Then, one day, two women appear...

Garlanded with critical adulation since its release, the film earned Fingleton a recent Bafta-nomination - for Outstanding British Debut.

Still not convinced? Here's film afficionado Mark Kermode waxing lyrical:

The Survivalist and Stephen Fingleton Q&A, The Playhouse Cinema, Portrush, Doors 7pm, Film 7:30pm, Adults £4 

The Survivalist was produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey (Silence, Cake), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) through The Fyzz Facility. Shot in Northern Ireland the film was financed by The Fyzz Facility and BFI in association with Goldcrest. The film received funding from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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