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The Matrix

The Matrix

The Matrix

1999 / 136min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: LANA WACHOWSKI & LILLY WACHOWSKI

CAST: KEANU REEVES, LAURENCE FISHBURNE, CARRIE-ANNE MOSS, HUGO WEAVING, JOE PANTOLIANO

Keanu Reeves’s cubicle drone/hacker “Neo” gets a rude awakening, discovering that the real world he knows is a shared hallucination and that humankind are being harvested for bioelectricity by their machine overlords. A watershed movie, not only for the popularization of Hong Kong “wire fu” fighting techniques imported by choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, but for the flexible red pill and blue pill metaphor it introduced,
adopted by paranoiacs of all political affiliations.

The Matrix is screening as part of the series: The Singularity