When I was approached by my good friend Matthew Doyle about the film he was sound designing for, I was instantly hooked. Originally hailing from our fair state of Massachusetts, Matt has proven himself to be an astute film theorist, writer, musician, and (perhaps most importantly) inspiring friend.
The film, AUTOMATED FUTURES, is director Ulysses Pascal‘s elegy on telecommunication, Wall Street, and the Rust Belt. This experimental documentary traces the 825 miles of fiber-optic cable running from New York City to Chicago – one of the key components of high frequency trading (read: America’s money). All of this is done with no narration, the soundtrack being composed entirely of field recordings from the journey along the cable.
All of this makes for what promises to be an entrancing meditation on the collision of technological advancement and the decay left in the wake of industrialism. AUTOMATED FUTURES will screen at MASSART FILM SOCIETY, the one-of-its-kind home for video art in Boston lovingly curated by Boston-based filmmaker Saul Levine, with Matt in attendance. This is an east coast premiere – the film having just had its first official screening at Reed College in Portland, OR. Don’t miss this. Don’t even think about missing it.
AUTOMATED FUTURES (2014) [47 min]
Director: Ulysses Pascal
Cinematography: Brian Echon
Sound Design: Matthew Doyle
4/30 – 8PM
$4 Suggested Donation // FREE to the MassArt Community
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MASS ART FILM SOCIETY
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
East Hall, Screening Room 1
(Enter MASSART through the South Building, Admissions, on Huntington Ave)
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115