From the moment it premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Escape From Tomorrow generated enormous buzz - most of it directed at how the film was made. Writer/director Randy Moore wanted to make a movie that criticized the incessant commercialization of entertainment – Disney, in particular - so he, his actors, and his crew posed as tourists and shot the film inside Disney parks, without the company's knowledge or permission. They filmed on the rides, in front of the famous characters, near real tourists, and around the beloved locations.
"One of the strangest and most provocative movies this reporter has ever seen. Surrealist... genre-defying...evokes David Lynch,both in its deadpan tone and its utter inscrutability."
-Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles TImes
About the Film:
Ends Monday Nov 4th
The most provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you've ever seen, Randy Moore's directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth. An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture's obsession with mass entertainment.