It's a beautiful morning in L.A.: Young married couple Brad (Rory Cochrane) and Lexi (Mary McCormack) are trying to unpack after moving in to their new home two weeks ago: She's off to work downtown, and he's going to deal with the cable guy, pick up the dry cleaning – it's a perfectly normal day.

And then a series of simultaneous explosions send plumes of thick smoke into the sky. The smoke is revealed to contain toxins. Panic rules the streets and the airwaves. What's going on is obvious, but no one knows what's actually happening. Written and directed by Chris Gorak, Right at Your Door is a short, sharp shock of a film – not perfect, not transcendent, but certainly one that's listened – and that speaks -- to our collective fears and anxieties in the post-Katrina, post-9/11 world.

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