January 17 Run Time: 56 Minutes, plus a post-screening talkback
Back to Back Pictures
Presented by BAM in association with The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival
Simon, Scott and Sarah, a trio of activists with intellectual disabilities, hold a town hall meeting about the future impacts of artificial intelligence. Simon, considering himself a savior for the community, quickly appoints himself the mayor, and Scott reluctantly steps into the role of facilitator, but soon becomes enamored with his own power and begins to dismiss the experiences of others. Sarah, often overlooked and underestimated by her counterparts, explodes, confronting the self-appointed leaders on their inadequacies. What begins as a polite discussion quickly descends into bickering and chaos, seemingly provoked by a force within. Sarah acts to unite the group, only to realize the battle to get their message across may be lost already.
Join the creators of SHADOW in a post-film moderated discussion with Cast member/Coauthor Simon Laherty, Director/Coauthor Bruce Gladwin, and Executive Producer Tim Stitz.
Note: Film runs approx. 56 minutes, with a talkback to follow.
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SPONSORS & ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.
SHADOW was adapted from THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES, which was co-commissioned for the stage by Carriageworks, Theater der Welt 2020 Düsseldorf, the Keir Foundation, the Thyne Reid Foundation and The Anthony Costa Foundation, supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1, with development support from the Geelong Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Une Parkinson Foundation, The Public Theater (New York) and ArtsEmerson (Boston). THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES was developed, in part, at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.
SHADOW was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the City of Greater Geelong through the Arts & Culture Department’s Arts Industry Commissions Program in partnership with UNESCO Creative City of Design, with additional support from Give Where You Live and the Une Parkinson Foundation.
SHADOW was supported by Screen Australia through the COVID-19 Budget Support Fund Program.
Back to Back Theatre is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, and the City of Greater Geelong, and acknowledges the support of the Department of Education & Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.
Image credit: Tao Weis