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Empty Metal Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer

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A punk band is ensnared in a murder plot by an indigenous family whose mother communicates telepathically with her meditation companions, a Rastafarian hacker and a Buddhist whose son is a member of a secret militia. While this motley crew go about their business, the drones fly overhead, seeing all. As you’ve probably guessed, Empty Metal is not a documentary in the usual sense. Rather, it is a wildly experimental and provocative essay, in which reality is simply over-the-top: together, these marginalized, rebellious characters form a portrait of a fractured America where politics no longer has the answers. Comedy, vitriol, a whiff of anarchy: these are the weapons in the filmmakers’ arsenal. (ACO)

Presented in collaboration with Fantasia international film festival

Empty Metal

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 84 MIN
  • Cinematography : Bayley Sweitzer
  • Editing : Bayley Sweitzer, Adam Khalil, Andrew Hafitz
  • Production : Andrew Fierberg, Hèctor Velarde, Steve Holmgren, Tiffany Sia, Alexandra Lazarowich
  • Sound Design : Bayley Sweitzer, Adam Khalil
Filmography of Adam Khalil :

INAATE/SE/ (2016)
Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets (2018)

Filmography of Bayley Sweitzer :

Julian's an Alien (2012)
Cor Childe (2014)

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