Slamdance, launched 18 years ago as an alternative to Sundance, has already unveiled its competition lineup with 10 narrative films and eight documentaries — including 13 world premieres. Included in the fest that will take place Jan. 20-26 in Park City, Utah is the premiere of Best Friends Forever, which follows Harriet, a comic book artist with a secret, and her reckless BFF, Reba, who take their ’76 AMC Pacer on the open road and instead get a wild ride towards an impending nuclear apocalypse.
Starring Brea Grant and Vera Miao, the apocalyptic indie completed production after using their fans for money via Kickstarter. Grant, star of Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, directed the film.
We’ve now landed the official festival trailer and stills for the “Dark comedy and heartfelt road trip buddy film wrapped in an apocalyptic disaster story, with two badass girls. Harriet (Brea Grant), a perpetually optimistic comic-book artist, dreams of escaping her past in Los Angeles and hits the road for a new life in Austin, Texas. She drags Reba (Vera Miao), her seemingly devil-may-care BFF, along for the ride. In the hush period following mysterious nuclear explosions, the girls are forced to ask: When faced with the end of the world – what is most important to you?“
Saturday, January 19th at 5:30pm – Main Screening Room – (Treasure Mountain Inn – 255 Main Street)
Monday, January 21st at 3:30pm – Main Screening Room – (Treasure Mountain Inn – 255 Main Street)