Former UnionDocs fellow Adam Khalil’s Empty Metal — co-directed by Bayley Sweitzer — will be having its world premiere as the Closing Night film for Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Art of the Real documentary festival! The film explores a world not unlike ours, full of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy.
“The lives of several people, each inhabiting extreme poles of American social and political consciousness, weave together as each attempts to achieve some kind of forward motion, sometimes in contradiction, and always under the eye of far more controlling powers. Filled with energy, rage, and the smallest measure of hope, Empty Metal is a new kind of political film for these extraordinary times.”
The screening, on May 6th, will be followed by a Q&A with both directors. Find more details and purchase tickets here!