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Bushwick, Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion’s low-budget action movie about Texas invading Brooklyn, was inspired by former governor Rick Perry’s 2009 comment about Texas seceding from the United States. It’s a thought experiment about the worst possible end result of a prolonged culture war, so it’s a given that watching it in the summer of 2017 is a bizarre experience.

The film follows Lucy (Brittany Snow), a recent college graduate living with her grandmother near the Ridgewood border, as she wanders off the L train in the middle of a siege. She winds up joining forces with a former Marine named Stupe (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista), then spends the next 45 minutes trying to answer the question “Who would invade Bushwick?”

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