+ Q&A on Friday 11 December, 18:30
Dir: Manu Luksch & Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode
Austria / 2015 / 85mins


Date: Fri 11 Dec 2015 - Thu 17 Dec 2015
Price: £9 (£7 Concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

"Best Documentary at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015" — De Recensie, Amsterdam

A tour de force, of archive clips supported by Tilda Swinton's hypnotic voiceover and a treasure trove of footage culled from hundreds of films, Dreams Rewired traces the anxieties of today's hyper-connected world back a century. Early forms of mass media sparked a fervent idealism in the public imagination – promising total communication, the annihilation of distance and even an end to war. But then, too, fears existed over the erosion of privacy, security and morality proved to be well-founded.

Using excerpts from fiction films, slapstick comedies, political newsreels, advertisements and scientific experiments, co-directors Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode unearth material that is by turns hilarious, revelatory, beautiful and prescient. Combined with Swinton's whispered narration and a virtuosic score by Siegfried Friedrich this film forges a powerful connection between contemporary viewers and their idealistic forbearers of a century ago.

On Friday 11th December, following the 18:30 screening, director Manu Luksch will join us for a Q&A