AFI Silver Virtual Screening Room

DC Labor FilmFest Screening: LAPSIS plus livestream Q&A

Expired April 8, 2021 3:00 AM
Already unlocked? for access
Protected ContentThis content can only be viewed in authorized regions: United States of America, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands.

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 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 permit. Called "a smart, class-conscious sci-fi parable" by The Hollywood Reporter, LAPSIS is a darkly comic and timely look at the gig economy and the failed utopian promises of big tech. Winner, Jury's Choice Award, 2020 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival; Nominee, Best First Screenplay, 2021 Independent Spirit Awards. Official Selection, 2020 SXSW, Mill Valley Film Festival, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Director
    Noah Hutton
  • Screenwriter
    Noah Hutton
  • Producer
    Taylor Hess, Jesse Miller, Joseph Varca
  • Cast
    Dean Imperial, Madeline Wise, Dora Madison, Frank Wood, Arliss Howard, Ivory Aquino, James McDaniel, Babe Howard