Disconnect /ˌdiskəˈnekt/ When human connections meets technology.
Documentary filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin directs his first non-documentary film Disconnect, a film about how the internet dramatically changed the way people communicate and interact with each other. The draw of this film is it’s very realistic social situations the characters find themselves in. Modern technology can serve as a great example for dualism it can be used for both good or bad. Disconnect is a film about what’s possible through this ever changing medium for expression in a dramatically compelling format with a talented cast.
The ensemble cast includes Jason Bateman (Identity Thief, The Change-Up), Hope Davis (Real Steel), Frank Grillo (Gangster Squad, The Grey), Paula Patton (Precious, Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, W. E.), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, Melancholia) and Max Thieriot (Jumper), as well as Jonah Bobo (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo) and Haley Ramm (X-Men).
Synopsis: A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can’t find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world.
Disconnect explores the consequences of modern technology and how it affects and defines our daily relationships. Shot with eavesdropped naturalism, it marks the first fiction feature from Henry-Alex Rubin, director of the Oscar-nominated Murderball. Disconnect is produced by Mickey Liddell and Jennifer Monroe of LD Entertainment and William Horberg of Wonderful Films from an original screenplay by Andrew Stern.
In select theaters April 12th
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