DELANEY RUSTON / 2016 / USA / 68 MINUTES / CANADIAN PREMIERE / FILM RATING: G
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 / 11 AM
WORKMAN THEATRE (651 Dufferin Street just north of Dundas West)
(Unfortunately this venue is not wheelchair accessible. TTC Station: Dufferin)
When her teenage daughter pleads extreme peer group consequences if she isn't granted her wish for a smartphone, filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston decides to investigate just how this technology has come to dominate the lives of so many millions of people across the planet, and what the impact of so much unlimited and instant access to infinite distraction has had on our relationship with – among other things – the world, reality, our self-esteem, our family relations and even the neurological functioning of our brains. While the focus is on young people and family dynamics, Ruston's enquiry opens up much more broadly, to a world so wired it can't think without clicking.
Screening with LIFE SMARTPHONE by Chenglin Xie (China. 2015, 3 minutes) WATCH THE TRAILER!
and 10 SECONDS OF CARLA by Jeanne Leblanc (Canada, 2015, 15 minutes) WATCH THE TRAILER!
NO JAM 4
Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6
@Gamma Space, 862 Richmond Street West
FREE! Reserve your space here:
Join us for our fourth annual No Jam workshop and game jam, in partnership with Rendezvous With Madness! It’s a 2-day intensive for anyone interested in DIY games or expanding their artistic practice with play. Come make a small video game or board game in a supportive environment, with mentors on hand.