Theresa McDermott has chased her “ideal” life as an urban-dwelling, punk(ish) singer-songwriter to the very end of its possible existence. She is broke, options have run out and she happens to have a few kids she is raising on her own since their dad split a year ago.
Human interaction and communication have come a ways since Paul Revere’s midnight-ride and a call on the “Don Ameche”. We now have, Virtual Worlds, VOIP, Facetime, Chat, TEXT, Facebook, Tweet, MySpace… Yourspace…. and now a “Privacy App”?
In the movie “Privacy”, tech savvy college student; Mark and his friend Toby are determined to invent and launch the next Microsoft. Mark has taken Social Media (or possibly anti-social) to a whole new meaning with his new cutting edge spyware mobile device application, aptly named “Privacy App”. The app gives new meaning to the word “voyeur”, allowing Mark to remotely view the world from any cell phone in New York City. As he begins to invade the 'privacy' of hundreds of New Yorkers remotely from his apartment via the 'Privacy App', he lays eyes on a beautiful but, mysterious girl.
Mark begins to follow her around NYC as she appears to be looking for something or someone. Appearing to be stalked by a shadowy figure, Mark is drawn into her world and makes contact through his best friend when she is in need of an apartment. Mark becomes smitten for his new friend Alexis when she moves into a vacant apartment upstairs in his building. Right when things begin to heat up, the romance quickly disintegrates when Alexis' dark past catches up with her, entangling Mark and Toby in a web of murder, political intrigue and privacy invasion.
The Connecticut Film Festival returns to the scene of the crime September 26th . Back to where it all began in Bethel CT when it was originally called The Bethel Film Festival in 2005. The 1 day September festival will play host to a group of thought provoking film events that are all FREE!
“Coming full circle and returning to CTFF’s birth place for the FREE one day event (CTFF screens indie films on the 3rd Wed of every month at The Bethel Cinema) will be lots of fun. Bethel is a wonderful, charming community where you can see a film, then walk a very short distance to catch a bite at dozens of restaurants and pubs, then do a bit of shopping at any number of wonderful boutiques, and then get back in time to catch the next movie or workshop” says CTFF Exec Director Tom Carruthers.
The Connecticut Film Festival is unique in its format. CTFF hosts multiple weekend festivals and a monthly film series in numerous cities and towns throughout the state in an effort to bring great independent films to everyone. The regional CTFF Bethel Film Festival has been held in Danbury for the previous 5 years. When the director was unable to secure the venues needed for the 2013 festival, he decided to move it back to the scene of the crime, where it all began.
This year’s festival will feature an international array of film selections as well as a number of features and shorts produced right here in Connecticut. Venues and the schedule are in the process of being finalized.
For more information and tickets visit: www.ctfilmfest.com or call 203-778-1550