Sundance Film Festival Premiere: Users

February 1, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Event Category: Sundance Film Festival: Satellite Screens
Admission: $20 // $15 Members

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The Warehouse at Manley deBoer and Strunk Hardware (Outdoor)
Tropic Cinema — Carper Theater (Limited Indoor Seating)
Tropic Cinema — Peggy Dow Theater (Limited Indoor Seating)

Tropic Cinema is proud to be a part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival! As a Satellite Screen partner, we’ll be showing exclusive world premieres of official Sundance Film Festival selections every day from January 28-February 2, inside the Tropic and at outdoor venues across Key West!

Acclaimed filmmaker Natalia Almada captures the ruthless locomotion of technology. Her camera flies with ferocious speed alongside jet streams, trains, trucks, and underwater cables that carry data at the speed of light. But just as her lens documents the power of frenetic human invention, so does it dive into technology’s greatest existential competitor: rising oceans, crackling fires, scorched mountain tops—a planet at war with so-called societal progress. In the center of this storm, Almada’s young son stares unquestioningly into his computer screen and is rocked to sleep by a seamlessly paced electronic crib. He’s soothed by forces outside of Almada’s—or, for that matter, any parent’s—influence.

With transcendent camerawork that peers into the internal organs of a technologically dependent planet, Users both marvels at and fears for a world in which a child is not only at risk from a warming Earth but comes to trust a perfectly constructed artificial caretaker over his own biological mother.

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