Technology has changed the way we work, read, manage money, and most importantly it has changed the way in which we as people interact with each other on a personal level. Canadian feature film Textuality, produced by Strident Films, explores the intimate paradigm of being digitally connected to everyone and yet somehow NOT feeling emotionally connected with anyone (give or take).
Starring Jason Lewis, you know Smith from Sex and the City, Carly Pope of Young People Fucking, and Eric McCormack of Will and Grace, Textuality is a light-hearted story about modern day relationships – the frustration and humour that arises from them, and the technology that enables them. It follows two people, Breslin (Lewis) and Simone (Pope), who are trying to begin a relationship with each other, but who must first escape the multiple relationships they were managing through their Blackberrys before they met. At its heart, the film is a story about living, loving, and most importantly, laughing at ourselves in this crazy digital age.
“While it feels like we’ve been texting and using smartphone apps forever, most of these things really hit the mainstream only three to five years ago,” said producer Marc Rigaux. “With social media at the forefront of communicating, I think the inspiration for the story is all around us; it’s in the conversations we have with our friends about their dating woes, the person we just checked out on Facebook, the story we just read about Tiger Woods, and the conversations we have at every dinner party (when we’re not texting in front of each other).”
We are really stoked about this film, we LOVE to support the Canadian arts, ESPECIALLY when it’s good! Seriously, watch the trailer and tell me you don’t want to see it! Textuality opens in select Canadian cities on Friday, April 22.