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Contemplating Dystopia - Nov 19 to Nov 25

A Shape of Things to Come J.P. Sniadecki, Lisa Malloy

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The film opens with an ominous black and white aerial shot, suggesting a drone, accompanied by strange infrasonic noises. The film cuts to ground level, where we follow Sundog, an old bearded hermit living in the Sonora Desert, from a respectful distance. We already know he isn’t alone. Despite his lone survivalist lifestyle, Sundog feels watched: by encroaching patrols, planes piercing the sky and a communications tower off in the distance. He tries as best he can to protect his little world. Is he a visionary of days to come, or yet another interloper in the wilderness? A benign ecoterrorist or a utopian neo-hippie? J.P. Sniadecki and Lisa Malloy don’t settle for pat answers, preferring to stand back and observe what might well be our future. (Bruno Dequen)

A Shape of Things to Come

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2020
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 77 MIN
  • Cinematography : Lisa Malloy
  • Cinematography : J.P. Sniadecki
  • Editing : Lisa Malloy
  • Editing : J.P. Sniadecki
  • Production : J.P. Sniadecki
  • Music : Ernst Karel
  • Sound Design : Lisa Malloy
  • Sound Design : J.P. Sniadecki
  • Sound Design : Ernst Karel
Filmography of J.P. Sniadecki :

Foreign Parts (2010)
People's Park (2012)
Yumen (2013)
The Iron Ministry (2014)
El mar la mar (2017)

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