Go/Don’t Go is a brand new movie that takes a deeper look at how scary the apocalypse will be when we’re left with only our own imaginations.
The film stars Alex Knapp as Adam, a man who believes he’s the last man left on Earth after an unexplained disaster destroys everything. Adam tries to hold on to sanity by keeping up with his daily chores, but soon begins to unravel as his imagination — and memories of a lost love — slowly eat away at him.
Knapp also directed and wrote the film, which was originally released in February of 2020 at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, but was postponed for further distribution due to COVID-19.
Luckily for Knapp (and us!), Kamikaze Dogfight and Gravitas Ventures picked the film up for North American distribution and plan to release it in theaters and Video on Demand (VOD) on January 12.
“We’re hopeful audiences will connect with the emotional and tonal relevance to our current quarantined lifestyle, and the isolation and melancholy longing for a previous existence,” Knapp said in a press release. “Ultimately our film is a love story, be-it wrapped up in the uncertainty of a world changing event for our main character. My producing partner Max Gardner and I couldn’t have possibly dreamed to execute a project like this without our incredible cast, crew, and producing team, and we’re thrilled to be able to share it with audiences.”
Aside from Knapp, the film also stars Olivia Luccardi, Nore Davis, Bettina Skye, and Tom Essig. Despite its low budget and small cast, critical reception has been positive so far.
AIPT Comics called the film “a contemplative tale that is more about coming to terms with oneself than other people” but Film and TV Now felt that “it is the human aspect and conflicts of this particular story where the film falls a little short.”
Yet Film Threat takes it a step further with a haunting description of what we can expect with the plot. “The viewer is left to grapple with the clues consisting of random images, recovered pieces of the world, and mystery maps. He seems to be existing long after an apocalypse, but the water runs in his house, and the lights work. Clearly, someone is working in the utility plants. The food in the grocery is fresh and plentiful, so those are being restocked. Yet still, Adam sees no one anywhere. Perhaps he chooses not to?”
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