Blake Williams | Canada 2017, 63m |
7:00pm, Tuesday 31 July | Palace Central Cinemas
It’s a staggering vision—not just the best film in Future//Present, but one of the most striking films of the year, by any measure.
– Lawrence Garcia, MUBI Notebook
As a major storm strikes Texas in 1900, a mysterious televisual device is built and tested. Blake Williams’ 3D sci-fi film, Prototype, immerses us in the aftermath of the Galveston disaster to fashion a haunting treatise on technology, cinema, and the medium’s future. Expanding on the discoveries of his earlier anaglyphic 3D shorts, Williams’ debut feature experiments with the possibilities of polarised 3D and is as much an archaeological dig into abandoned stereoscopic furrows of the past as a visionary expansion of what is actually possible with cinema. A unique and immersive trip not to be missed.
Courtesy of Blake Williams