PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

A Glitch in the Matrix

Local title
Viga maatriksis
Director
Rodney Ascher
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
Tartuff
Programme
Documentaries of Athena Centre
Genre
Documentary

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like The Matrix, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A Glitch in the Matrix attempts to find out.

Director
Rodney Ascher
Producer
Ross M. Dinerstein
DoP
George Feucht
Composer
Jonathan Snipes
Production
Campfire Film & TV
Runtime
Language
English
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