Forty kilometers outside the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, lies “Spaceport America”, a private space mission launch centre. Local residents, living in the shadow of a long history of progress, find meaning and grounding in a world that others are choosing to leave.
A lyrical work of documentary science fiction, Hannah Jayanti’s Truth or Consequences is a revealing reflection on humanity’s ambitions and stasis. Applying a bold fictional premise, the film is a thrilling formal adventure that never loses sight of the tenderness with which it treats its subjects.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada
Agnès Varda, 2008, France
Jonathan Caouette, 2003, United States