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

Saturday 6 July 2019, 2.30pm
MUMA
Free entry

For The Glen Eira Storytelling Festival (22 June – 7 July 2019), MUMA presented two cult art house films on the last two Saturdays of Michael Stevenson: Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183

Directed by Richard Linklater, A Scanner Darkly (2006, USA, 100 minutes, rated R) 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.

A Scanner Darkly also stars Robert Downey, Jr., Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson.

The Glein Eira Storytelling Festival is a sixteen-day arts festival in its ninth year held in diverse venues around the City of Glen Eira.

Image: Courtesy of Roadshow Australia