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Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film


Directed by Matthew Doyle
USA, 2007, 69 minutes
Cast: David Tuchman, Matthew Doyle, Brandon Slagle, Niki Notarile


Friday, August 10 - 9:15pm at Roxie Film Center

Sunday, August 12 - 12:30pm at Roxie Film Center

Monday, August 13 - 5:15pm at Roxie Film Center

A remarkable self-made film that is as witty and intelligent as it is unnervingly creepy".
- Douglas Pratt

People often observe others surreptitiously (if they think nobody is watching). Nobody wants their privacy violated, yet most of us have violated the privacy of others at one time or another - to learn their secrets and see how they behave. A strange level of intimacy is forged with those we observe - and sometimes what we don't know about them, we will create in our imaginations.

But what if your imagination fails? What if you cannot fathom what people do when they come home from work at night? What if it was a struggle for you to comprehend the most basic human interaction? What if you're alone so often that your personality dissolves like sugar in coffee?

Darren Prager is an aspiring writer who finds himself completely unable to comprehend the intricacies of human behavior. Obsessed with finding the key to understanding the nature of character, he turns a co-worker's family into the unwitting subjects of his new project. His humanity is tested when he goes beyond observational research into the realm of gross violation.

Disquiet isn't a movie that's about things; it's a movie that speaks of things. It speaks of loneliness, self hatred, dorkyness and the desire to get out of one's skin. If it's about anything, it is about the nature of character itself.
- Writer, director, actor Matthew Doyle

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