“Escape,” which debuted at Sundance, will be released theatrically in select cities on Oct. 11 and be available via FilmBuff on VOD. PDA used a similar model in the distribution of Banksy’s doc “Exit Through the Gift Shop.”
Movie, shot in black and white, centers on a middle-aged American husband and father of two who learns he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he embarks on a full day at a Disney theme park, where the family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare.
The film was produced by Soojin Chung and Gioia Marchese.
Disney has not commented on the film.
Rob Nelson gave the film a strong review at Sundance: “Shot without permits at Disney World, “Escape From Tomorrow” is a sneakily subversive exercise in low-budget surrealism and anti-corporate satire.”