The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents Sleep Dealer (2009), a Sundance award-winning sf thriller, on May 27.
Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it’s been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America. Memo’s search for a better future leads him to love, loss, and a confrontation with a mysterious figure from his past.
A discussion with Sleep Dealer’s director, Alex Rivera, follows the screening.
The screening begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the discussion and Q&A. Location: UCSD campus, Atkinson Auditorium, first floor of Atkinson Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for admission HERE.