By Jerry Beck | Animation Scoop September 6, 2013 at 10:31AM
Randy Moore's live action psycho-dramatic feature Escape From Tomorrow, best known for its being secretly shot on location at Disney World in Orlando, will open in New York (at the IFC Center) and in Los Angeles (Downtown Independent and the Sundance Cinemas in Hollywood) on October 11th.
The film, currently being showcased at festivals, Telluride this past weekend and this week in Toronto (at TIFF), will also be available for Video on Demand (VOD) on October 11th as well. The poster was released today (above) - the trailer is below:
Escape From Tomorrow is a black-and-white low budget independent film that follows a family man who, while on vacation at Disney World, learns he has lost his job. He begins a mental breakdown and mid-life crisis while at the "happiest place on Earth" with sci-fi and sexual fantasies beyond the attractions right before his eyes.
What the Disney company will say or do about this film - or future filmmakers who wish to use Disney lands without permission - remains to be seen. But its far from the first "subversive Disney film" (a new genre, perhaps?) that uses iconic Disney properties as their subject.
Below, an excerpt from Kenneth Anger's Mouse Heaven (2004) - which might make a good short to play with Escape From Tomorrow: