USA, 2017, 111’
by Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Justin Benson – Fotografia/Cinematography Aaron Moorhead – Montaggio/Editing Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Michael Felker – Musica/Music Jimmy LaValle – Interpreti/Cast Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez, Lew Temple, Tate Ellington – Produttori/Producers David Lawson Jr, Leal Naim, Thomas R. Burke, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead – Produzione/Production Moorhead & Benson, Pfaff & Pfaff Productions, Love & Death Productions, Snowfort Pictures – Distribuzione internazionale/ International Distribution Alliance Media
Living in poverty in a shared studio apartment in Los Angeles, two brothers, Justin and Aaron, receive a mysterious videotape in a box: on it, a Heaven’s Gate-esque cult member talks about an impending ‘Ascension’. We learn that the brothers were raised in this cult, and fled from it a decade ago because Justin pulled Aaron out when he became aware of an impending mass suicide. But this tape seems to say otherwise – their old family is alive and well, which opens a crack in the brothers’ relationship: why did Justin pull Aaron away from the only family he’s ever known, lie about their mass suicide, and have him live this destitute life?