Sundance 2021: Rodney Ascher’s A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX Trailer

Magnolia Pictures has acquired Rodney Ascher‘s latest documentary A Glitch in the Matrix, and with that they released a new teaser trailer and poster today.

Ascher previously directed Room 237, which looked at the various theories behind Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, and The Nightmare, which tackled the subject of sleep paralysis.

This time, he’s taking a look at simulation theory, popularized by The Matrix, in which people believe we’re all living in a simulation and our reality isn’t real.

A Glitch in the Matrix will be premiering as part of the Midnight lineup at next year’s Sundance Film Festival before hitting theaters and VOD platforms February 5th.


What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out.

Sundance 2021: Rodney Ascher's A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX Trailer 1
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