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A Glitch In The Matrix

Directed by: Rodney Ascher | 2021 | 1h 50m | Unrated

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What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real?

To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Rodney Asher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out…

“A Glitch in the Matrix elides conclusions as to whether we’re living in a simulation because it’s too busy studying how easily we can lose our humanity by believing it.”

“While Ascher casts a wide net, ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ works quite well as an overview of the various epistemological questions it raises.”

“Fascinating, mind-expanding, infuriating and bewildering, this is a bracingly ambitious documentary which embraces the artificiality of the computer generated animation which constitutes a large part of its approach.”