Films 2018

Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033

Runtime:
29.0 min.
Year of Production:
2018
Country:
USA/United Kingdom
Director:
Production Company:
independent/Spike Island
Berlinale Section:
Forum
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

Screening at the Festival:

17. 02. 18Akademie der Künste19:00
18. 02. 18Kino Arsenal 115:00
22. 02. 18Zoo Palast16:45
25. 02. 18International16:00

Inspired by Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 follows Ayn Rand and members of her Collective, including Alan Greenspan, on an acid trip in 1955. Casting Susanne Sachsse as Ayn Rand, Zach Blas stages a psychedelic fever dream that sees the philosopher and her hangers-on transported to a dystopian future Silicon Valley. As Apple, Facebook, and Google campuses burn, their guide, artificial intelligence Azuma, reveals that Ayn has become a celebrity philosopher to tech executives, as her writings foster their entrepreneurial spirit. Amidst the wreckage, Rand and The Collective are introduced to the Internet and bear witness to techies being captured by anti-campus groupies. Inside an occupied office park, the group encounters Nootropix, a contra-sexual, contra-internet prophet, who lectures on the end of the internet as we know it. Seeking respite, Rand and The Collective find themselves at Silicon Beach, where chunks of polycrystalline silicon mix with sand and ocean.

FILMOGRAFIE Zach Blas (selection)

2018 Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 

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