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The Strange Ones: It’s Only As Real as You Want it to Be

The Strange Ones
The Strange Ones

The Music Hall presented The Strange Ones Saturday morning which follows a young boy and his brother who are running away from an unclear trauma and seeking refuge in a cabin in the woods.

Directed and written by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein, and produced by Sébastien Aubert, Michael Prall, Eric Schultz, Shani Geva, and Daniela Taplin Lundberg, The Strange Ones stars James Freedson-Jackson as Jeremiah and Alex Pettyfer as Nick.

The film tests the audience’s trust as Jeremiah recaps pieces of a traumatic night involving a burning house, through flashback memories and nightmares as he and his “brother” travel to a cabin in the woods, away from the world.

The Strange Ones depicts how trauma can manifest through the eyes of Jeremiah, who is an unreliable character. Throughout the intense drama, we are introduced to many characters, including a mysterious black cat that seems to follow Jeremiah and Nick through their travels, a cat only Jeremiah seems to see.

After breaking down on the road, the duo is forced to walk for miles to find help. They come upon a motel where the story begins to change and the line between reality and fiction is continuously lost.

By Samantha Granville