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Broadcast Signal Intrusion

  Jacob Gentry

  United States     104 minutes

Synopsis

On November 22, 1987, a masked figure interrupted broadcasts on two Chicago TV stations in a mysterious hack that was never solved. In 1999, while archiving videotapes in the basement of one of the stations, AV tech whiz James (Crazy Rich Asians’s Harry Shum Jr.) stumbles across grainy footage of a cryptic figure in the middle of an old news program. The discovery sends James on a search for answers, and he soon uncovers unexpected connections to the inexplicable disappearance of his wife years earlier. Channeling Antonioni’s classic Blow-Up and ’70s paranoid cinema, this throwback thriller cleverly taps into the uncanny allure of analog technology as it charts the perils of personal obsession.

 English 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 14 @ 9:30pm CDT

at Music Box Theatre

Special Guests*: Jacob Gentry (director) and Harry Shum Jr. (actor)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Media

Film Credits

  •   Greg Newman, Nicola Goelzhaeuser, Giles Edwards, Brett Hays
  •   Tim Woodall & Phil Drinkwater
  •   Jacob Gentry
  •   Sarah Sharp
  •   Scott Thiele
  •   Harry Shum Jr, Kelley Mack, Justin Welborn, and Chris Sullivan
  •   Ben Lovett
  •   Queensbury Pictures

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