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Virtual: I BLAME SOCIETY

  • Dir. Gillian Wallace Horvat
  • USA
  • 2021
  • 84 min.
  • NR
Virtual: I BLAME SOCIETY
PRICE*: $10 ($8 members) | VIEWING WINDOW: 3 days
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Playing a semi-fictionalized version of herself, director Gillian Horvat resolutely navigates an inspiring series of comical obstacles, skeptical intimates and biased industry gatekeepers to get her first feature film off the ground. From an initial concept that sings to fans of the “My Favorite Murder” podcastGillian deftly executes the first in a series of impeccable transgressions with an unyielding allegiance to the Muse that resides within the heart of an unforgivable madness…a quality revered in cinema’s greatest auteurs.

 Co-opting the rules of a historically exclusive game, I BLAME SOCIETY is both an amusing and alternately disturbing meta-narrative exploring the darkest recesses of artistic visionarticulating the oft-celebrated egregious qualities deemed to be intrinsic to cinematic brilliance.

“One of the most awkward, quirky and original horror films I have seen…. Definitely one of the best films of the year.” —Stephanie Archer, Film Inquiry

“Gillian Wallace Horvat has directed one of the best mockumentaries I’ve seen…. I BLAME SOCIETY shows how hard it is to become a successful filmmaker, especially if you’re a woman.” —Lorry Kikta, Film Threat 

“While we’ve seen meta-critical takedowns of the filmmaking process before, there’s something uniquely fresh about the way Horvat goes about things…. It took me a little while to settle into I BLAME SOCIETY, but once I did, I had an absolute blast with Horvat’s brilliantly funny examination of just how hard it is to hustle as an independent filmmaker.” —Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

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