What if we are living in a simulation and the world as we know it is not real? Using a famous speech from Philip K. Dick, the filmmaker dives down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory, interviewing digital avatars and unpacking cultural touchstones like The Matrix.
Having explored the hidden meanings of The Shining with Room 237, Rodney Ascher turns to another pop-cultural monolith for a philosophical examination of simulation theory. Expanding on the ideas laid out in The Matrix, this speculative documentary interrogates the essence of our perceived reality.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada