We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (2022)

Director: Jane Schoenbrun Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Anna Cobb, Michael J Rogers

Country: United States
Language: English

The Midwest Premiere was presented at the Film Center on October 21, 2021, as part of Nightmares Film Festival 2021.

About the film:

“It’s a strong debut for both Schoenbrun and Cobb, capturing a profound sense of contemporary adolescent loneliness that many artists have tried (and failed) to portray on screen.”

—Hannah Strong for Little White Lies

World Premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Alone in her attic bedroom, teenager Casey becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game, wherein she begins to document the changes that may or may not be happening to her.

About the filmmaker:

Writer-director Jane Schoenbrun is a non-binary filmmaker and champion for emerging storytellers. They served as Senior Film Lead at Kickstarter and Associate Director of Programming for IFP, and have produced numerous projects, including the 2016 SXSW selection collective:unconscious, the variety show The Eyeslicer featuring experimental content from over 100 indie filmmakers, Aaron Schimberg’s 2018 award-winning feature Chained for Life, and Beth Einhorn and Bridey Elliott’s 2020 Sundance selection The Starr Sisters.

No stranger to creepypasta — online horror storytelling — that can blur the line between fiction and reality, Schoenbrun previously directed A Self-Induced Hallucination, a 2018 archival documentary on the Slender Man mythos and the relationship of art and fiction. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is their debut narrative feature.

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