|Saturday, October 27|
Landlocked Film Festival
Directed by John Pata and Adam Bartlett
90 Minutes, USA, 2012
Dead Weight is an independent film produced in central Wisconsin throughout the course of 2011. It tells the story of Charlie Russell, traveling the wilderness in the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, in search of his girlfriend, Samantha. As his journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions Charlie must attempt to find attempt to break his obsessions with the past. He must learn to let it go.