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The Glen Eira Storytelling Festival: Film Screening - A Scanner Darkly


Saturday 6 July, 2.30pm
MUMA | Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
FREE /// 18+ event
Pay bar & light refreshments available

MUMA’s participation in The Glen Eira Storytelling Festival (22 June – 7 July 2019) presents two cult art house films, screening on the last two Saturdays of Michael Stevenson: Serene velocity in practice: MC510/CS183

A Scanner Darkly

[Dir. Richard Linklater, 2006. USA. 100mins. R]

Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly [2006] is one of the most faithful adaptations of the work of Science Fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s brand of existential terror. The adult animated film places its action in an alternate reality Southern California, where undercover police officer Agent Fred (Keanu Reeves) is investigating a group of petty criminals while posing as a drug addict named Bob Arctor, in an effort to find the source of “Substance D” - a highly addictive, mind-altering drug. Things start to get weird when Fred/Bob begins questions who he is – is he a police officer or a drug addict?

With Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson.

Image: A Scanner Darkly. 2006 (film still). Courtesy of Roadshow Australia

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