Easton’s Article (SIFF 2012)

Easton Denning lives in Chicago and has avoided his hometown of Dubuque, Iowa ever since his best friend died there nearly 20 years ago. He has been working on a data-collecting computer program for years, and one day his system collects an obscene amount of data with only one readable file – his own obituary from a month in the future. The movie follows his attempts to make sense of this information and ultimately to try to prevent his own death. This is a movie that really wants to provide the audience with a thought-provoking time travel conundrum, but it turns out to be a very slow-moving dramatic story with a poor grasp on it’s own “science” and no compelling reason for the characters’ decisions and ultimate outcomes. Not a terrible movie, but as it is described as being reminiscent of Primer, I’d actually recommend that you watch Primer instead.

Provided Film Synopsis
In this low-tech sci-fi thriller reminiscent of Shane Carruth’s Primer, Easton Denning receives his future obituary via a cryptic Internet file, forcing him to confront his troubled past in order to prevent his predicted demise.

Movie Details

  • Directed By:

    • Tim Connery
  • Cast Members:

    • April Kalepp
    • Benjamin Barlow
    • Chad Meyer
    • Charlene Hinderman
    • Dan Flannery
    • Francis Henkels
    • Joie Borland
    • Kristina Johnson
    • Ruth McDermott
  • Countries:

    • USA
  • Languages:

    • English
  • Genres:

    • Drama
    • Road Movie
    • Science Fiction
    • Thriller