Chris MacBride's debut chiller The Conspiracy
proved to be something of a hit at the 2012 edition of Fantastic Fest, packing out repeat screenings as word spread and generating strong buzz from critics. And with the film releasing in Canada July 19 a new poster and trailer have arrived online. Click the image below for a larger version of the poster and check out both trailers to dive into this murky world.
When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the
subject of their new work the task seems simple enough: Befriend him,
gain his trust, and let his theories speak for themselves. But things
prove more complicated than that. Despite his street preaching their
subject proves to be an articulate and intelligent man. One prone to
seeing patterns others do not, yes, but hardly the expected
lunatic. Listen long enough and his arguments even start to make a
certain sort of sense. It's enough to make you wonder if maybe,
somewhere, there's some basis to what he's saying.
And then he simply disappears. No word. No trace. Just gone.
While one of the filmmaking duo is prepared to walk away the other
becomes obsessed. This should not be possible. People do not just
disappear. Not unless someone wants them to. What if he was correct?
What if he was on the verge of exposing some greater scheme? And what if
he was taken? And so begins an obsessive effort to reconstruct his
work, an effort that points the duo to a high powered retreat and
networking organization for the political and business elite.
meticulously researched and cannily constructed bit of work THE
CONSPIRACY systematically blurs the lines between fact and fiction,
deconstructing the distinction between facts and news, news and
propaganda. THE CONSPIRACY is more than just entertainment. It is a sly
commentary of a world in which the medium really has become the message,
a world in which the most important question is not "What happened?"
but "Who is telling us?"
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