A Scanner Darkly
Friday, June 15
Film at 9 PM
Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening
Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
A Scanner Darkly (2006) is a science fiction thriller directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The war on drugs has been lost, and when a reluctant undercover cop is ordered to spy on those he is closest to, the toll that the mission takes on his sanity is too great to comprehend. With stratospheric concern over national security prompting paranoid government officials to begin spying on citizens, trust is a luxury and everyone is a suspected criminal until proven otherwise. Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) is a narcotics officer who is issued an order to spy on his friends and report back to headquarters. In addition to being a cop, though, Arctor is also an addict. His drug of choice is a ubiquitous street drug called Substance D, a drug known well for producing split personalities in its users. A Scanner Darkly also stars Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey, Jr., and Rory Cochrane, was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival, and nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form in 2007. The movie was filmed digitally and then animated using interpolated rotoscope over the original footage, giving it its distinctive look.