Magnolia Pictures will release A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX in theaters and on demand February 5th, 2021
Premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section – Saturday, January 30th at 9pm PT
Directed by Rodney Ascher
Produced by Ross M. Dinerstein
What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out.