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Volatile Memory

USA, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Experimental)

Director: Gretchen Bender, Sandra Tait

A woman's nervous system has been replaced by computer microchips in an operation performed in her childhood. The experiment begins to malfunction. She will die unless her programming is adjusted. A broken narrative reinforced by stark black and white photography. Bender's grim tale is set against a background of bureaucratic collusion and secrecy. Big Brother has arrived. Her characters are futuristic allegories of authority and subjugation. - (SC)

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