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Lapsis

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Lapsis

New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network, though, requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by “cablers,” unprotected gig workers who compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain. Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli (Dean Imperial) is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but he struggles to support himself and his ailing younger brother, who suffers from a mysterious illness. So when Ray scores a shady permit, he believes their fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn’t expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile cablers, corporate greed, and the mysterious “Lapsis,” who may have previously owned his medallion.

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Straddles both the bleak present-tense reality of Ken Loach's "Sorry We Missed You" and the subversive near-future political satire of Boots Riley's "Sorry to Bother You" while arriving at a whimsical critique all its own.
Dennis Harvey, Variety
A smart, class-conscious sci-fi parable.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

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Tuesday, Mar. 9 2021, 7:00
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Noah Hutton is a writer and director of documentary and narrative films. He was nominated for the 2021 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Lapsis, a sci-fi feature he wrote, directed, scored, and edited, which premiered in the narrative feature competition at SXSW 2020. In 2020 he also premiered In Silico at DOC NYC, a ten-year documentary begun in 2009 and supported by Sandbox Films and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation about a ten-year project to simulate the human brain on supercomputers. Previously he directed the documentary features Deep Time (SXSW 2015) and Crude Independence (SXSW 2009).

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