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Best of Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Shorts

Friday, Apr 5, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Followed by a Q&A with directors and producers 

Program includes:

Dir. Bryerly Long. 2023, 12 mins. U.S. In the near future, parents who have paid to genetically enhance their children wonder if they have made a terrible mistake. Written and co-produced by Tatiana Blackington James. 

How Soon Is Now? 
Dir. Mia Holly Kim. 2023, 18 min. U.S. A grieving software engineer spends his days perfecting a deep-learning artificial intelligence, intending to become the first AI CEO of a major corporation. While Nick strives to turn off his own emotions, he begins to get pulled into the heartbreak of an anonymous co-worker, which challenges his beliefs about the nature of love.  

A Passage 
Dir. A.P. Bergeron. 2023, 7 mins. Canada. A researcher uncovers an ancient entity in the High Arctic and is compelled into twisted servitude. 

Half Samurai 
Dir. Rashad Haughton. 2022, 11 mins. Japan. A mysterious drifter wanders into a bar owned by a psychopathic yakuza gang on Halloween night.  

Is This All A Dream? 
Dir. Logan Fry. 2023, 7 mins. U.S. A series of dreams and dream fragments as interpreted by Max Headroom and William Shakespeare. 

Dir. Steve Simmons. 2017, 15 mins. U.K. A group of slave Androids steal a space shuttle and journey back to Earth to find their maker. 

Useless Eaters 
Dir Ian Haig. 2022, 2 mins. Australia. Mutated hackable bodies, bodies that didn’t quite work out, and bodies that can no longer be classified as bodies. Drawing on the transhumanist musings of Yuval Noah Harari…. Humans are now hackable animals. 

Crazy These Days 
Dir. Tara Karsian. 2023, 13 mins. U.S. Weird things keep happening while Elise is alone, so when her husband, Derek, returns unexpectedly from a business trip to surprise her, it has the opposite effect. It only raises more questions for her mounting suspicions. Written, produced by, and starring Virginia Reece. 

You’re Not Allowed to Leave the Room 
Dir. G. Gotham Smith. 2023, 6 mins. U.S. A man is not allowed to leave a room. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.