Jim White is an average American family man, mostly content to exist within his humdrum reality. At the tail end of a theme park vacation with his loving wife and two beautiful children, he is awakened by an unsettling phone call from his boss, who tells him that he has lost his job. Shaken by the news, he decides to spend his last day on vacation with the family without notifying them of the bad news. As his wife and kids gallivant through the park with Jim in tow, almost zombie-like from the Earth shattering news of his firing, he snaps out of it when he sees and becomes intrigued by two young, nubile French teens. Along the way, his paranoid psyche spirals even further, and the fine line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred (The film was shot without permission at the ubiquitous theme park). Jim’s journey through the day becomes its own dream through a phantasmagoria through the looking glass.
First-time writer/director Randy Moore takes a bold and creative step into uncharted territory, inviting viewers on a surreal, postmodern voyage into the seedy underbelly of family entertainment. ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW can only be experienced on the big screen.
As part of the New American Filmmakers program designed to highlight the contributions of immigrants to American cinema, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW producer and editor Soojin Chung will be in attendance for a special post-screening Q&A with audience members.
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A native of South Korea, Soojin Chung holds an MFA from the AFI Conservatory, and has helped to produce numerous award-winning short films such as PORTRAIT FOR LEONORE. Soojin has also worked on eight major feature films including Park Chan-Wook’s LADY VENGEANCE. Chung recently co-founded production company FORERUNNER FILMS, and has several projects in development. ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW is her latest feature film.