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Running Time: 7 minutes
Venue: Playhouse Theater [40 Main Street, Tiburon]
Cast: Caitlyn Tella, Tim Kniffin, John Craven
Showtime: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 08:00 PM
Director: Paula Sozzi Saslow
Description: It’s nighttime in Silicon Valley, California. An escort engages in sex work with the CEO of a robot dog company. As morning dawns, her real job will be slowly revealed.
“The Adjunct” is a short film representative of the feature film I have been co-writing with the support of the SFFILM FilmHouse residence in San Francisco this year. For “The Adjunct”, we have taken a tangential anecdote from our feature-length screenplay “Perfectly human Death” (PhD) and made it central as it perfectly encapsulates our conflict thematically: Tech literally and figuratively screwing the Humanities. But for the adjunct professor, engaging in sex work with the billionaire CEO is an act of defiance and empowerment.
He is responsible in part for devaluing her discipline and she uses him to supplement her meager income as an Ethics professor (an eccentric form of moonlighting that unfortunately has its basis in reality). The wealth disparities are also alluded to by the figure of the invisible janitor and the eccentric preacher.
Screening with: Bay Area Showcase
Attending: Paula Sozzi Saslow [director]
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