[Seen at the 2019 Chattanooga Film Festival]
"Someone has to stay, and trust me, I'm sorry that's you."
Wendy, the junior park ranger protagonist of Body At Brighton Rock, is warned before venturing out into the woods.
She’s cautioned on the standard protocol from her boss, Sandra, like avoiding predatory wildlife, layering up to combat the incoming cold front, and packing the essential supplies. But it’s a particular condemnation from her coworkers that hits the hardest: She’s just not ready to be on the trails alone.
It’s hard to separate the protagonist here from the woman behind the camera. Roxanne Benjamin’s feature debut has been a long time coming. She’s been producing genre films for a decade now, all the…