“ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW” Poster: Horror of the Happiest Place on Earth
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW seems the most curious film of the year. My biggest regret at Sundance was missing the movie everyone spoke about, which for a time seemed uncertain to ever play anywhere again. In his feature debut, Randy Moore covertly shot the surrealist, apparently Polasnki-esque story at Disneyland. It’s an incredible feat, one that becomes even more of an accomplishment considering the acclaim the picture has garnered and the apparently pointed attack it serves up on the artificial happiness Disney serves up.
Opening October 11 in select cities and On Demand and digital download, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW has unveiled its official one sheet, one that doesn’t shy away from its locale. You can find a clip and official synopsis below. I absolutely cannot wait.
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, 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 teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROMTOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.