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Grand Jury Prize CineVegas Film Fest
"Unexpectedly amusing and inevitably disturbing" -Variety
"A funny, filthy, dark-hearted ensemble drama" -Salon.com
"Compelling" -TV Guide
"Unsettling...a well-scripted thriller with the creepy feel of reality" -Los Angeles Times
"Rifkin's storytelling is compelling" -Chicago Sun-Times
There are approximately 30 million surveillance cameras in the United States capturing covert images of average Americans as many as 200 times a day. No one is spared from the relentless, unblinking eyes of the surveillance cameras that are now hidden in every aspect of day-to-day American life. They’re watching in department stores, gas stations, changing rooms, public bathrooms—seemingly no one and nowhere is free from the dispassionate eye of the hidden camera. Shot entirely from the point of view of the security cameras, Adam Rifkin's film reveals the things people do when they do not know that they are being watched. This unblinking perspective offers a variety of aspects of American life, presenting zany fun in some places and shocking horror in others. As it progresses, Look offers a provocative examination of the intersection between society and technology. At the same time, the promise of voyeuristic glee keeps the audience deeply invested. Are you sure that you are alone right now?
Directed by Adam Rifkin, U.S.A., 2007, 35mm, 102 mins.