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Run Time: 112 minutes
As boys, Justin and his younger brother Aaron fled from a UFO cult, prior to what Justin feared was an impending mass suicide. After years of cult de-conditioning, Aaron still resents being dragged from what he felt was home. To help him move on, Justin agrees to take him back to Camp Arcadia, the cult’s isolated residence, to spend a single night for closure. Everyone is still there, alive and welcoming the brothers back. They can leave or stay as they choose. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that something is in the woods, something that claimed them years ago and won’t let them escape a second time. THE ENDLESS plays its deck of nightmare cards slowly, each revelation more disturbing and mind-bending than the last. The sky will soon hold three full moons. It is the promised moment of ascension, and time (whatever that means in this unearthly landscape) is running out. The Family at Camp Arcadia is waiting for you to join them. —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:15 PM
American Independents Competition
Justin Benson, Aaron Scott Moorhead
Justin Benson was born in 1983 in San Diego, California. Aaron Moorhead was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida and studied at Florida State University. In addition to directing, the filmmaker duo has been known to take on additional roles in their films including writing, cinematography, editing, and visual effects.
Resolution (2012), Spring (2014)–CIFF39, THE ENDLESS (2017)
Thomas R. Burke, Leal Naim
Michael Felker, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Emily Montague, Lew Temple, Tate Ellington, James Jordan