You Are Here
Brooklyn, United States
NYC Theatrical Premiere, One Week Only!
*** Writer-Director DANIEL COCKBURN in person Fri. 5/11 ***
After viewing YOU ARE HERE, if you need to sort through the clues and figure out what just happened to you… We're happy to help. If you want to SEE IT AGAIN, REPEAT SCREENINGS ARE FREE.
"[YOU ARE HERE] has been likened to the work of Charlie Kaufman, although its playful and uncanny engagement with the machinery of postmodern life feels more like an 'X-FILES' episode that's been hijacked by a subversive conceptual video artist."
- Steve Dollar, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Inventive and multi-layered, YOU ARE HERE is a brilliantly organized first feature full of philosophical ideas and tremendous energy."
- Atom Egoyan, director of THE SWEET HEREAFTER and EXOTICA
"Genuinely affecting and smartly visualized! One of this very ambitious and ultimately rewarding film's best jokes involves the gradual revelation of the word 'headache.' That tingle in your frontal lobe means that it's working."
- Adam Nayman, CINEMA SCOPE
"A revelatory cinematic experience... It's safe to say that Cockburn delivers a more advanced rumination on the fragility of human consciousness than the levels in INCEPTION."
- Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
WATCH THE TRAILER:
YOU ARE HERE is a funny, brainy and disturbing detective story that Variety called "a charming, Charlie Kaufman-like metafictional puzzler." A cult fave at the Toronto and Locarno film festivals, video artist Daniel Cockburn's feature debut makes its NYC theatrical premiere with a week-long run, May 11 - 17.
YOU ARE HERE is a Borgesian fantasy composed of multiple worlds, circling and weaving around each other in always-unexpected ways. At the center of this narrative labyrinth is a reclusive woman (Tracy Wright, ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW) who searches for meaning in the mysterious documents that keep appearing to her. Her investigation begins when she finds a tape recording of a man giving a bizarre lecture: calming and sinister at the same time, he instructs how to "get where you need to go." Is this a random find, or a message to her?
Another strange document presents itself, and another... Swiftly her home becomes an archive brimming with enigmatic texts, images and sounds. She forms deep connections with the people contained in these documents (the lecturer, a prisoner, an inventor), each of them, like her, struggling with the unknowable laws of their own worlds. But the organized becomes the organizer when her meticulous system turns on her; the archive is a trickster threatening to pull her mind apart. As realities collapse and intersect around her, she must make a final choice: is she a free agent, or just a tool of the archive?
77 minutes. In English. Presented in Blu-ray. Unrated.
FRIDAY, May 11 (7pm, 10pm) * SPECIAL GUESTS IN PERSON *
SATURDAY, May 12 (3pm)
MONDAY, May 14 (8pm)
TUESDAY, May 15 (8pm)
WEDNESDAY, May 16 (10pm)
THURSDAY, May 17 (7pm, 10pm)
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