A second chance to see the Maine-set and shot film that was the co-winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at the most recent Maine International Film Festival! When a sudden disease nearly wipes out the human race, a telepathic teenage girl named Astraea believes her visions confirm that survivors are living in New Brunswick. She leads her doubting brother on a 5,000 mile journey, through a silent and abandoned America, into the snowbound wilderness, hoping to rebuild life as she knew it. As they head North, her clairvoyance intensifies and they encounter a wary young couple, homesteading on a remote lake in Western Maine. The grief and complexity – as well as the excitement and comfort – of encountering other normal humans pits itself against Astraea’s desire to keep moving and find her family. Astraea is a post-apocalyptic film, spectacularly shot in wintry Maine landscapes, that uses sensitivity and intellect rather than special effects to, in the end, show not what humanity is running from, but what we’re running towards. Unrated. 93 Min.
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