Skip to content

Directed by Adam MacDonald

Canada 2014 92 mins. In English

What begins as a romantic weekend camping trip deep into the Canadian woods quickly decends into an exercise in abject horror in actor-director Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry. Despite the warnings of a seemingly prescient park ranger, Alex and Jenn venture blindly along the Blackfoot Trail with Alex’s memory their sole compass and only a few supplies on hand. Before long, the couple encounters a multitude of dangers including a menacing backwoods guide with questionable intentions towards each of them, a complete loss of direction, and, most threatening of all, a wild force of nature that stalks them relentlessly. Backcountry “will have you thinking twice about your next camping trip.”—Nick Watson, Black Sheep Reviews.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.