Two years in the past, I posted that my previous pal Rodney Ascher, director of fantastically freaky documentaries like Room 237, about bizarre theories surrounding The Shining, and The Nightmare, a research on sleep paralysis, was embarking on a brand new documentary undertaking about individuals who consider that we’re residing in a simulation. At Rodney’s request, I invited any Boing Boing readers who’re satisfied that our world is a digital creation to get in contact with him. A few of you probably did! I am thrilled to say that the movie, titled A Glitch within the Matrix, is now full and can premiere subsequent month on the 2021 Sundance Movie Competition adopted by a launch by Magnolia Footage! Congratulations, Rodney. Teaser trailer above.
Here is what Sundance stated about A Glitch within the Matrix:
This fascinating and visually stimulating documentary examines simulation idea—the concept that this world we stay in may not be fully actual. The speculation is as previous as Plato’s Republic and as present as Elon Musk’s Twitter feed and A Glitch within the Matrix traces its genesis over time, from philosophical engagements by the traditional Greeks to trendy explorations by Philip Okay. Dick, the Wachowskis, and recreation theorists. Amidst advancing waves of know-how inside at the moment’s subtle digital tradition, A Glitch within the Matrix explores the scientific chance of simulation idea whereas interrogating it as a symptom of twenty-first century existential crises.