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The New Red Order (Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys)


Adam Khalil:
The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets (with Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys, 2018), INAATE/SE/ [it shines 
a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] (with Zack Khalil, 2016), Another Day Without a Future, But What the Hell Another Day… (2012)

Bayley Sweitzer:
Cor Childe (2015), The Economy (2012), Julian’s an Alien (2012), The Hills Have Houses (2011)

21 September 2019

Films by Dani ReStack & Sheilah ReStack, Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys, Anya Tsyrlina & Sid Iandovka and Heidrun Holzfeind

History is what’s happening. It’s constantly unfurling never static and always in flux. Rather than being resigned to it, it’s incumbent upon us to shape and mould it into the gooey, slimy substance that we want our world to resemble. The time is now, the place is everywhere, all at once…

Q&A with filmmakers Emily Vey Duke, Anya Tsyrlina & Sid Iandovka and Heidrun Holzfeind

Run Time

89 mins
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20 September 2018

Empty Metal takes place in a world similar to ours—one of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy. The lives of several people, each inhabiting poles of American social and political consciousness, weave together as each attempts to achieve some kind of forward motion, sometimes in contradiction, and always under the eye of more controlling powers.

A taut thriller, the film reveals a political fantasy, an alternative reality whose characters teeter on the dull knife edge that is contemporary American politics, at the same time refusing to fall right of left. Instead, they lash out from the soul, under the radar, in an attempt to achieve what their mainstream predecessors have yet to accomplish.

“Filled with energy, rage, and the smallest measure of hope, Empty Metal is a new kind of political film for these extraordinary times.” —Film Society of Lincoln Center

Q&A with filmmakers Adam Khalil & Bayley Sweitzer

Run Time

83 mins
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