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The Signal

Gorgeous visuals and mind-bending sci-fi anchor an enigmatic mood as a group of college students head into the desert in search of a powerful, mysterious computer hacker.
Schedule
May 27, 2014
Tuesday
7:00 PM Lincoln Square Cinemas Date has passed

Director William Eubank scheduled to attend

May 28, 2014
Wednesday
7:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed

Director William Eubank scheduled to attend

What is The Signal? In his follow up to Love (SIFF 2011), director William Eubank further establishes his talent for gorgeous visuals and mind-bending sci-fi. Nic and Jonah are freshmen at MIT with a knack for hacking. However, their online activities have run afoul of a rival hacker, the enigmatic Nomad, who taunts and tantalizes them in equal measure. When Nic’s girlfriend decides to transfer from Cambridge, MA, to Caltech, he and Jonah decide to use the impending road trip to uncover Nomad’s whereabouts. While driving through the Nevada desert, the trio follows a lead to an abandoned shack and a terrifying confrontation ensues—after which Nic awakens in a hidden bunker, unable to feel his legs and tended to by workers in hazmat suits. Enter Dr. Wallace Damon (Laurence Fishburne), a mysterious scientist who poses more questions to Nic than answers. What follows is a series of unpredictable and extraordinary events that culminate with a truly astounding climax.

Director Biography

William Eubank is an American film director and cinematographer. He began working as a director at age 18, creating commercials for Mikasa and Adidas. Eubank won the award for Best Director at the Athens International Film Festival for his debut film Love in 2011. The Signal is his second feature film.

Sponsored by Ingeniux, New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc.

Director: William Eubank
Principal Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne, Sarah Clarke
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 97 minutes
Producer: Tyler Davidson, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Screenplay: William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio
Cinematographers: David Lanzenberg
Editors: Brian Berdan
Music: Nima Fakhrara
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Love (2011)
Language: Engllsh
US Distributor: Focus Features
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