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Friday, March 14 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Problem with Machines that Communicate

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The Problem with Machines that Communicate is a short experimental narrative that examines three lonely characters interacting with technology in a world that otherwise doesn't seem to pay attention to them. Don is a custodian who is never taken seriously, George is a very old man exploring the vivid detail of the world around him, and Hazel is an office worker who is desperate to engage in real conversation. But while each struggle with traditional forms of communication, the inadvertent by-products of their loneliness produces entirely new, abstract forms of communication.Written, shot, and edited in the course of one week, the film features three well known non-actors making their theatrical debuts; Marty Crandall is the keyboardist for the band The Shins, Elyse Sewell gained notoriety as a participant on the first season of America's Next Top Model, and 91-year-old George Andrus is a popular folk-artist and inventor from the Pacific Northwest.

Friday March 14, 2008 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Alamo Lamar 2

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