Netia OFF Camera film screening
The protagonist of the debut feature by the directorial duo – Sam Marine and Michael Borowiec – is a retired geologist and a recent divorcee. Most of all though, Willem Koda is obsessed with conspiracy theories about UFO as he travels giving talks about what he believes is the real threat posed by the extraterrestrials. He is pretty much convinced that the U.S. government is hiding this information away from the citizens. The man thinks that the fastest way to spread out the word about these revelations is to make an indie movie. Willem befriends Flossie, a waitress at a local diner and an aspiring actress and Todd, an amatour filmmaker who lives off his uncle inheritance. With their help, he starts working on the production and himself plays the lead. As the action unfolds, the central character is forced to confront his past as the paranoia and fear of the future grow within him.
Man Underground juxtaposes comic observations and scenes ironically presenting the making of a low-budget film, with a much more terrifying series of events. And the fear of UFO functions here as a clear metaphor for being afraid of the future and what it might bring upon us.
Director and screenplay: Michael Borowiec, Sam Marine
Cinematography: Maximilian Lewin
Music: Zach de Sorbo
Cast: George Basil, Andy Rocco, Pamela Fila, Felix Hagen, Stephen Girasuolo
USA, 2016, 92 min
ul. Ślusarska 9
3.06.2017, 9.00 p.m.