8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 2021

The Conspiracy

Canada, 2012 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2013
Watch Live Only at the scheduled time:
Sun, Apr 21 9:30 PM

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When two filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new work, the task seems simple enough: befriend him, gain his trust, and let his theories speak for themselves. Despite his street preaching, their subject proves to be an articulate and intelligent man. One prone to seeing patterns that others do not, but hardly the expected lunatic. Listen long enough and his arguments start to make a certain sort of sense. It’s enough to make you wonder if there’s some basis to what he’s saying.

And then he disappears. No word, no trace. While one filmmaker is prepared to walk away, the other becomes obsessed, and begins an obsessive effort to reconstruct his work.

A meticulously researched and cannily constructed bit of work, The Conspiracy blurs the lines between fact and fiction, deconstructing the distinction between truth and news, news and propaganda. It is a sly commentary on a world in which the medium really has become the message, where the most important question is not “What happened?” but “Who is telling us?”

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Fantastic Fest 2012
Sitges Film Festival 2012

press for The Conspiracy

"The Conspiracy taps into deeply-hidden fears, even as your brain is telling you not to pay attention to that man behind the curtain."
- Twitch Film
"Throughout, writer/director Christopher MacBride crafts a believable world of ominous, unseen power."
- Indiewire

screened with a short film

TheHuntSM

The Hunt

Calgary, 2013, 8 Minutes, Director Spencer Estabrooks

A father and son, on a hunting trip to repair their fractured relationship, find themselves under siege by a strange and horrifying creature.

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Horror

18+
85 Minutes

credits

Director/Writer:
Christopher MacBride

Producer:
Lee Kim

Cast:
Aaron Poole, James Gilbert

Website:
www.conspiracythefilm.com

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