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The Drivetime

The Drivetime

by Antero Alli
and Rob Brezsny

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Product Information: 1 DVD (1995, 86 min.)

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One of the most chilling yet innovative cinematic essays on the flaws of today's technology-obsessed society, The Drivetime's iconoclastic view of a future world projects a dazzling stream-of-consciousness skein of technical wizardry and provocative wordplay. The Drivetime follows a bemused, time-traveling librarian from the serenity of 2023 to the chaos of Seattle in 1999, where he uncovers video footage from a riot that triggered the city's collapse. Society's obsession with communications technology has created the near-extinction of conversation. The Drivetime forces viewers to think about where our world is heading and should be seen by anyone who mistakenly believes that all is calm and well in our little digital sphere. (From a review by Phil Hall, WIRED Magazine. For the full review, click here.

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Editorial Reviews

"Antero Alli's cautionary tale portrays a convincing technocratic future by submerging the story in a saturated mix of nomadic broadcast tags, hyper-layered audio detritus, and graphically fractured images to convey the smothering grip of dystopia. Provocative visuals aside, The Drivetime is at its best when plying its 'televisionary' speculations about a spiritual resurgence that will overwhelm virtuality."
--- Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA

"A visually intoxicating, thematically sobering world."
--- Tonia Steed, The Stranger, Seattle WA

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This DVD is recorded in NTSC format (Region Free) and is compatible with all NTSC DVD players. This means that if you're in North America, the DVD will play in your DVD player. If you are in Europe, Africa or Asia, you need either a NTSC/PAL DVD player (most new ones are) or a computer with a DVD drive.

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About the Author

Antero Alli is an underground filmmaker and director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch who maintains a private astrological practice in his spare time. He is the author of Angel Tech, Angel Tech Talk, A Modern Shaman's Guide to a Pregnant Universe (with Christopher S. Hyatt), The Akashic Record Player, Astrologik, The Vertical Oracle, and Towards an Archeology of the Soul.

Articles by Antero Alli

Rob Brezsny is a world famous astrology columnist of Free Will Astrology whose writing employs a first person, optimistic and more literary approach than conventional horoscopes. He is the author of Images Are Dangerous; The Televisionary Oracle and Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring To Shower You With Blessings. Robert Anton Wilson described The Televisionary Oracle as "A book so weird it just might drive you stark raving sane." Brezsny is a singer/songwriter for the early 1990s band World Entertainment War and a poet.