A Glitch in the Matrix (2020)

Director: Rodney Ascher Run Time: 108 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Erik Davis, Joshua Cooke, Nick Bostrom, Paul Gude

Country: United States
Language: English, closed captions available

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with Magnolia Pictures.

“Fascinating, mind-expanding, infuriating and bewildering, this is a bracingly ambitious documentary which embraces the artificiality of the computer generated animation which constitutes a large part of its approach.”

– Wendy Ide, Screen International

About the film:

World Premiere on January 30 in the Midnight section of Sundance Film Festival 2021.

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 Asher (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.

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MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
WITH HELP FROM
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media

 

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