The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]
NAME OF FILM: ANXIETYVILLE
DIRECTOR(S): Rob Stefaniuk
STARRING: Al Mukadam, Barbara Mamabolo, Chad Connell, David Reale, Kerr Hewitt, Natalie Lisinska, Jessica Huras, Craig Arnold, Pauline Wong, Amanda Joy, Saad Siddiqui
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: It’s like Tron in the era of “Farmville.” This vibrantly colorful yet dark comedy set in a virtual reality game where everything is for sale and nothing has value, is a surreal fantasy about the corruption of consumerism and the shifting nature of reality. Ivan, a computer programmer, creates a perfect virtual world for his comatose mother on life support, but once he runs out of grant money, he is forced to sell advertising to keep the system operational. The program begins to malfunction with Ivan and his co-workers trapped inside. Aesthetically stylized like a series of shopping catalogues and satirizing all the marketing tricks in the book, this wildly creative film is a shrewd indictment of our modern society’s fascination with simulated social networks and confidence in false advertising.