Film Screening: SLEEP DEALER

Date: Monday, April 25, 2011

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Images Cinema

Filmmaker and artist Alex Rivera will on campus on APRIL 25, 2011 to screen his award-winning film SLEEP DEALER. This event is free and open to the public.

The screening, followed by a Q&A with Rivera, will be held at Images Cinema at 7:00 pm.

SLEEP DEALER is a unique film set in Mexico, and told mostly in Spanish, about a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor, and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences. It tells the story of three strangers who risk their lives crossing boundaries to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.

This film taps into the cultural and economic fears that have come with a globalized planet, addressing themes of labor and immigration, technology and ethics, globalization and the environment. As the filmmaker has described it, this film is a new kind of third world science fiction.