Monday, Nov 03, 2014 7:00p -
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Film, Lectures & Conferences
Filmmaker Dominic Gagnon will attend in person for Q&A moderated by Paul Turano, filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College.
Sponsorship for this event is provided by the Quebec Government Office in Boston.
(2013, Canada) Dir Dominic Gagnon [90 min, Digital]
HOAX_CANULAR is a found-footage film made entirely from YouTube videos of teenagers anticipating the end of the world. The videos act as a coping mechanism for kids imagining the tools and skills they will need to survive it, but leaves the rest of us wondering about fear, social media and how both share our understanding of the world around us.
“Dominic Gagnon’s film expands the boundaries of traditional documentary and lends new meaning to online sharing: we never know when the parody ends and things get serious.” – IFFRotterdam, 2014
Official Selection of the 2014 Visions du Reél, 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2013 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)
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