From then on, my mom and I spent countless weekends driving three hours to watch a weekend’s worth of movies in Omaha, something of a revelation for a kid from the prairie.
Our cultural assumption, in dystopian films, is that the morally upright, empathetic, and resourceful band of survivors will succeed and reestablish society. But to Rinner, these assumptions specifically play off both the simplification and commodification of disaster scenarios.
The movies presented are fiercely independent. These situations allow one major benefit: little money and low expectations means there are fewer restrictions on expression. The artists' visions shine through.