Exclusive Clip: Brooklyn Hipsters Confront an Apocalyptic Blackout in Tribeca Film Festival Entry ‘First Winter’

Exclusive Clip: Brooklyn Hipsters Confront an Apocalyptic Blackout in Tribeca Film Festival Entry ‘First Winter’

Mar 28, 2012


While the northeast enjoys unseasonably warm temperatures, the hipsters of First Winter are driven mad by the coldest winter in history.

The Tribeca Film Festival entry shows the aftermath of a blackout of apocalyptic proportions. When the event strands a group of Brooklyn residents in a secluded country farmhouse, they make the best of having no heat and no electricity by indulging in sex, drugs and acoustic guitars. However, when the cold whether becomes too much to handle and their food supply starts to dwindle, arguments fueled by jealousy and desire threaten to tear them apart and puts their survival in jeopardy.

After raising a microbudget and assembling his cast and crew, writer-director Benjamin Dickinson set out to make First Winter in a mere 23 days. The gang holed up in a remote Hudson Valley farmhouse in the dead of winter with limited resources so as to up the level of authenticity in the film.

Did it work? This clip appears to come from the hipsters’ earlier days stranded in the cold, so it’s tough to tell, but why don’t you be the judge? Check out our exclusive clip from First Winter below and click here to find out when you can catch the full feature during the festival.

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