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Chauncey -Theater 2
Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 7:00 PM
A teenage girl becomes immersed in an online role-playing game, digitally documenting the strange changes that take place from her attic bedroom.
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Presented in partnership with Iowa City Pride and the University of Iowa

Presented as part of Doing Gender: Trans Perspectives on Film

"Genre-defying, subtly unnerving."Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

"When the history of 21st century screen-life horror movies gets written, Schoenbrun’s inventive cult favorite will warrant its own chapter."Adam Nayman, The Ringer

"The magic here is Shoenbrun’s choice to sit with and face the slippery nature of identity and bring us all along for the ride."Alejandra Martinez, We Got This Covered

Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World's Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.

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Series:Doing Gender: Trans Perspectives on Film
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Runtime:86 minutes
Director:Jane Schoenbrun
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA