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(USA/2020—directed by Noah Hutton)
In the near future, the quantum computing revolution has begun and early investors are lining their pockets. But building the network requires miles of wiring to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by "cablers" - unprotected gig workers who compete against robots to pull cable over rugged, unpaved terrain.
New York delivery man Ray Tincelli (Dean Imperial) is skeptical of technology, but he needs money and the buy-in for a cabling “medallion” is steep. When he snags a discounted permit through a shady connection, Ray thinks his fortunes have finally changed. Until that is, he learns that a mysterious character named "Lapsis" may have been the previous owner of his permit; he soon discovers that the consequences of using this particular hand-me-down are well beyond his imagining.
Writer-director Noah Hutton’s witty and darkly comic fable offers a glimpse behind the curtain that conceals the human toll of “essential” technological breakthroughs. Grand Jury Award Nominee, SXSW Film Festival; Independent Spirit Award Nominee, Best First Screenplay. (108 minutes)
“Cult status is assured.” -Dennis Harvey, Variety
“A smart, class-conscious science-fiction parable.” -John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
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