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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, who previously took us on a deep dive into The Shining with Room 237, combines Philip K. Dick, Minecraft, The Matrix and more with interviews with experts and online avatars to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy and conspiracy theory.


A mind-bending argument about simulation theory, enhanced by landscapes and characters that are not what they seem, A Glitch in the Matrix connects ideas to images and books to films, and adds contours to claims made about a computer-programmed reality. If simulation theory is not science fiction but science fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we and — maybe more intriguingly — where are we, really?

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    108 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Rodney Asher
  • Cast
    Ross Dinerstein, Lorenzo Fondo, Davy Force, Syd Garon
  • Editor
    Rodney Asher, Rachel Tejada