By Melissa Vach
“Escape from Tomorrow,” a non-documentary film written and directed by Randy Moore and shot without permission in Disney World, was recently announced on the film’s website and Facebook page that it will have a limited theatrical, iTunes and Video-on-Demand release Oct. 11.
Madison, Wis. is the only location in Wisconsin announced to see the theatrical release.
“Escape from Tomorrow” won the Sundance Film Festival 2013’s “Official Selection” award.
The film is about an American husband who, on a trip to Disney World with his wife and two children, learns that he has been fired from his job.
He hides the fact from his family, and soon, according to the film’s synopsis, “the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist and darkly comic nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy Parisian teenagers.”
According to the synopsis, the film “dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.”
In the official press release found on the film’s website, Moore described his vision as “my personal attempt to make sense of what felt like a very artificial childhood, brought on by our cultural obsession with these fake, manufactured worlds of so-called fantasy.
“Ultimately, I think the film is really about defining the word ‘escape’ and how so many American households seek it out in a yearly pilgrimage to a materialistic Mecca in hopes of finding divine diversion and amusement perfected, which I believe is merely a synthesized fantasy passed on to us from early childhood,” Moore said.
The film was shot in black-and-white and has a run-time of 90 minutes. Roy Abramsohn and Elena Schuber play the husband and his wife. The music was composed by Abel Korzeniowski.
The official trailer may be viewed at: http://escapefromtomorrow.com/official-trailer/