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“SHARP, PROGRESSIVELY-MINDED SATIRE.”

— The A/V Club


Post-film conversation with Director Noah Hutton. Hosted by Denver Film Festival Artistic Director Matthew Campbell.

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.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Noah Hutton
  • Screenwriter
    Noah Hutton
  • Cast
    Dean Imperial, Madeline Wise
  • Cinematographer
    Mike Gomes
  • Editor
    Noah Hutton