A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

A sci-fi documentary from director of ROOM 237
An official selection of the Midnight section at Sundance 2021

A man at a control panel looks upon an exposed human brain hooked up to wires and tubes in Rodney Ascher's A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

Starts February 5

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.

Pre-recorded discussion with director Rodney Ascher follows the feature!

A Film by Rodney Ascher. USA. 2021. 108 mins.


Price: $12.00 & $10.00 for members  (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)

Rental Period: 48 hours.

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