Sundance Film Festival 2021
New Directors/New Films Film Festival 2021
Atlanta Film Festival 2021
Maryland Film Festival 2021
Anna Cobb, Michael J Rogers
Daniel Patrick Carbone, Hannah Dweck, Abby Harri, Mila Matveeva, Theodore Schaefer, Sarah Winshall, Carlos Zozaya
Daniel Patrick Carbone
Utopia / Circle Collective
Join us on August 8 at 11:15pm EDT for a live Q&A with Director Jane Schoenbrun
Somewhere in a typical American suburb – a big house and an attic bedroom containing an unknowable adolescent universe orbiting around the World Wide Web – a lonely teen stares intently at her computer screen. “Casey here. Today I’m going to take the World’s Fair Challenge.” A worrisome ritual, at once banal and bizarre, proceeds. Over the course of the next few days, Casey documents every step of this viral challenge – which takes hold of her body and mind, and spins her in an increasingly dissociative state.
A disquieting take on the coming-of-age film, Jane Schoenbrun’s breakout Sundance hit WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR harnesses the potent aesthetics of found-footage horror (from BLAIR WITCH to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) and amateur YouTube videos to craft a quietly devastating look at loneliness, alienation, and despondency – as lived through the Internet. Anchored by remarkable performances from newcomer Anna Cobb and supporting actor Michael J. Rogers (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW), WORLD’S FAIR takes the viewer deeper and deeper down into web mythos of fabricated worlds, viral games, memes, CreepyPastas and ASMR from hell – all of which blur the line between the real, the symbolic, the supernatural and the fictitious. A visceral film unlike few others, made all the more powerful by just how personal, intimate and daring – almost forbiddingly so – it appears to us… much like its titular challenge. – Ariel Esteban Cayer
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