Podtalk: ‘Dissidence’ at Midwest Independent Film Festival ‘Sci-Fi/Futurism,' June 4, 2019

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CHICAGO – It’s Back to the Future for the Midwest Independent Film Festival on their First Tuesday in June. The Fest presents Sci-Fi and Futurism night on June 4th, highlighting four thematic short films. They will be “Dissidence (2084),” by filmmaker Matthew Brdlik; “Abi” by Timothy Troy; “Bodyman (Experience Required)” by Ryan R. Browne: and “Rubicon Road” by Ben Wolan. The festivities kick off at 6pm at Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, click here for details and tickets. 


As a preview to First Tuesday, HollywoodChicago.com caught up with Matthew Brdlik, as he was working in Bupadest, Hungary. His film “Dissidence” imagines the year 2084, in which a government worker chooses to go without his mandated phone. This begins to open his eyes, as he learns the consequences of speaking out against the surveillance state he is living in, defying the very state of life. This chilling and familiar landscape is a dystopian extension of our current lives and times.


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All’s Well That Orwell: ‘Dissidence (2084)’ at the Midwest Independent Film Festival
Photo credit: MidwestFilm.com





In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald, filmmaker Matthew Brdlik observes the look, sounds and inspirations for his short film “Dissidence (2084).”


The Midwest Independent Film Festival presents “Sci-Fi & Futurism Night” on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 (6pm start), at Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street, Chicago. For more information about the Festival, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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