'Ghosts with Shit Jobs' Comes to the ATX, by the Power of Tugg!
Jim Munroe's new film is at the Alamo – if you want it there
By Wayne Alan Brenner, 9:55AM, Tue. Sep. 11, 2012
The man who brought us such futuristic fictions as Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask and Everyone in Silico. Maybe you met him at Monkeywrench Books when he was in town to hawk his An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil? Maybe you've sat hours in a coffee-saturated diner with him and hashed out the ramifications of rampant environmental destruction and the promises of nanotechnology?
Okay, check out what he's done now: Ghosts with Shit Jobs. It's a film. It's kind of like an inside-out, futuristic version of well, Slacker, if you squint at it sideways.
We're liking the synopsis:
"In the future, jobs still suck – but in whole new ways. By 2040, the global economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the "ghosts" (Cantonese slang for "white people") unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto "
And Tugg, that's one of those enough-people-ask-for-it-and-it's-a-done-deal systems, and that's where you go to click for tickets, to add your voice to those indie-film lovers already saying "Hell, yes – we wanna see a sharp, Munroe'd vision of this fucked future of ours!"
So – do you?
Click those links above, take a gander at the trailer, but know that (as in some Hollywood thriller) time is running out: The local Tuggability of this event shuts down on September 12th.