MY ONLY IDOL IS REALITY by Martine Syms. 2007. 7 min.
An abstracted trip into MTV’s The Real World.
MET MES by Sam de Jong. 2022. 78 min.
In a supersaturated, pastel-tinted world, a TV show host sets out to make "a warm, endearing portrait of society" on her 90s VHS camcorder and ends up framing an innocent kid for armed robbery. Met Mes is a synthetic satire that points to broken police systems, performative morality, and the consequences of not being believed. North American premiere.
Post-screening Q&A with director Sam de Jong.
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