DEEP ASTRONOMY AND THE ROMANTIC SCIENCES
THU 1 JUNE
In a crowded nightclub, Grace sits alone at a table, her movements unusually mechanical. She is a robot in disguise. Rudy, a young man, decides to strike up a conversation with the unusual woman.
Grace proves to be more informative than inquisitive, drawing Rudy into a discussion about the history of the Romantic Sciences. As an expert and product of the field, she shares stories about lectures and performances given by various Romantic Scientists. Her topics range from time travel and multiple dimensions to the colonisation of other planets and human waste disposal.
Grace’s unique ability to scan social media and wireless communications allows her to address complex ideas such as truth vs. fact, the real vs. the imagined, and what it means to be human.
This project has been developed in part through the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Story Lab.
Stars: Cory McAbee, Rudy Dejesus, Meredith Adelaide, Craig Anton
Dir: Cory McAbee. Country: USA. Year: 2022. Runtime: 71 mins. Language: English
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