WORLD ON A WIRE – Guild

World on a Wire at the Guild Cinema

Monday-Friday, November 7-11, 3:00 & 7:00 pm

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder – 1973 – 212m (in German with English subtitles).
PART OF THE GUILD’S EIGHT DAYS OF SCI-FI SOLSTICE !!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT BUBONICON 44 !!

A dystopic science-fiction epic, World on a Wire is German-wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gloriously cracked, boundlessly inventive take on future paranoia. With dashes of Kubrick, Vonnegut, and Dick, but a flavor entirely his own, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant action hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate and governmental conspiracy. At risk? Our entire (virtual) reality as we know it. This long unseen three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s kinkiest geniuses.

“A textbook example of a film that was ahead of its time … a movie that anticipates Blade Runner in its meditation on artificial and human intelligence and The Matrix in its conception of reality as a computer-generated illusion.” – Dennis Lim, The New York Times

“FIVE STARS! The discovery of the season.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

The Guild Cinema is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.
Website: www.guildcinema.com

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