The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
"The buzzing static and fizzy backlighting recall the glistening surrealism of the filmmaker Guy Maddin, while the decaying mise-en-scène effectively suggests a planet - and a species - exhausted by human conflict." -New York Times
"Ed Wood...has risen from the dead and returned to filmmaking as James Felix McKenney...And I mean that as a compliment." -New York Post
"It's not a film of compromise but of sheer determination, refusing to be defined by its budget and liberated by a decision to overcome its bank account with sheer imagination...
as is true with all the great experiments in camp, the frills don't matter
when there are firm - and fascinating - ideas behind them." -New York Sun
"Robot radness achieved! Budgets are for bitches." -Village Voice
Somewhere in the distant future, The Girl is alone. She is the last of her people, the others having died in a generations-long war that the girl continues to fight with the assistance of a group of antiquated robot helpers and soldiers. Her only connection to her past is a collection of recorded journal entries made by the scientist who cared for her as a baby. He is the only friendly human face that she has ever seen. The regular transmissions from her enemy's leader are always filled with threats and taunts. The girl responds to these invasions by attack of her own, carried out by her mechanical soldiers on the contaminated surface where no human can survive. Men started this war. The machines will finish it.
Directed by James Felix McKenney, U.S.A., 2006. BetaSP, 83 mins.