Film X

Film X

Mon
21
Mon Oct 21 2:30 PM

Byron Community Centre
Code
General Admission
95 Mins
October
Mon Oct 21

BBFF’s X film – a work made against the dictates of the state, which we have had to keep anonymous, to ensure its maker is not arrested. We are showing it to demonstrate our belief in free speech, and the right of the artist to create. The film is not political: though it is a bleak observation of society, it has more general themes – lies, guilt, identity and freedom. An artful, claustrophobic drama about lies, repression, and the struggle for freedom. A man is tormented by the knowledge that he carries a gene that means he will go mad and, like his father, end up in a mental hospital. He refuses to have children with his long-suffering wife and seems incapable of making a commitment of any kind: even work as a dog-sitter is beyond him. Broke, he and his wife enlist in a state-run psychological experiment which is paid, but ominous and manipulative. To remain in the programme he has to make up stories and act as if he is crazy. But he can’t sustain it, and an emotional crisis forces him to seek complete freedom in nature.
October
Mon Oct 21

Byron Community Centre

69 Jonson St Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2481