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The Machine Stops

Kuno and Vashti have conflicting ideas about the world they live in as their underground society comes to a sudden collapse.

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A science fiction tragedy based on EM Forster's 1909 short story of the same title. The film was made exactly 100 years after the original short story was first published, but is seemingly more relevant today than it was in 1909.
science fiction dystopia utopia



Copyright © 2009 Freise Brothers

Previous screenings

24 Jul – 30 Jul | Hollywood, United States
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
2 Oct – 12 Oct | Sitges, Spain
NYIT Comments on 0's and 1's Short Film Festival | 2010
22 Apr | New York City, United States

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PG (United States)

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