26 Jun '15, 11pm

“The Last Survivors” is drought’s worst-case-scenario — and it looks pretty bad

Welcome back to Green Screen, where Grist writers free their inner film buffs to talk movies, television, video games, and whatever other heretofore undiscovered screen-based media forms. This week, we turn to indie post-apocalyptic thrille The Last Survivors, directed by Thomas S. Haddock and written by Haddock and Jacob Forman. What makes it green: The Last Survivors depicts everyone’s (just ours ? OK, fine) water privatization nightmare: It hasn’t rained in 10 years; agriculture of any kind is a long-forgotten coke dream; and one pretty creepy and very weird guy (Jon Gries) somehow owns all of the water in “The Valley,” sucks it up and hoards it at his Water Headquarters, and roams around with a surly ginge daughter and a team of Sand People to kill off any ancillary humans who might dare to drink it up. What we liked about it: What can I say — I’m a sucker for a good d...

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