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Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021)

Opens on October 22

Director: Jacob Gentry Run Time: 104 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Chris Sullivan, Harry Shum Jr., James Swanton, Justin Welborn, Kelley Mack

Country: United States
Language: English

Presented at the Film Center and in our Virtual Screening Room

“uses real-life 1980s broadcast hacks as the jumping-off point for an engrossing technological thriller”

—Michael Gingold for Fantasia Film Festival

About the film:

World Premiere at the 2021 SXSW. Haunted by his wife’s disappearance, James distracts himself with his work archiving old TV broadcast videos. One night, he discovers a disturbing video interference : a masked figure speaking in distorted tones shows up in the middle of a news broadcast. As his obsession with the figure deepens, will he find himself with long-desired answers, or in a never-ending nightmare?

About the filmmakers:

Jacob Gentry is well-versed in crafting stellar genre narratives. He co-wrote and directed the 2004 feature Last Goodbye followed by his Sundance 2007 hit The Signal, a sci-fi horror apocalypse tale that earned Gentry and his co-directors a nomination at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards. He directed MTV’s teen slasher My Super Psycho Sweet 16 and its sequels as well as three acclaimed cinematic shorts for music group Broken Bells. His time travel thriller Synchronicity won a prize at the 2015 Fantasia Film Festival.

Expanded by screenwriters Phil Drinkwater and Tim Woodall from their 2016 short film of the same name, Broadcast Signal Intrusion was inspired by a real life unsolved mystery.

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