Independent Film: Escape From Tomorrow
01/09/2014, 7:00 PM to 8:40 PM
$8/$6 BROOKS MEMBERS & STUDENTS / FREE w/ VIP FILM PASS map
One of the most talked about films to screen at the 2013 Indie Memphis Film Festival, this fantasy-psychological horror film was shot on location – without permission from the Walt Disney Company – at Disney World and Disneyland. Chillingly shot in black and white, Escape from Tomorrow dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our cultures obsession with mass entertainment.
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and children, he packs up the family and embarks on a day full of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him beings to haunt his subconscious, an idyllic family vacation begins to unravel quickly into a surrealist and darkly comic nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy Parisian teenagers.
Director: Randy Moore | 2013 | U.S.A. | 104 minutes