Full Unemployment Cinema Present
Sunday 27 October, 2013
7.30pm | Free | The Common House
Directed by Andrew Niccol, 2011, (109 min)
In Time is a dystopian science fiction action film starring Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake. The film, written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol, was released on October 28, 2011.
It is the year 2169 and humanity had been genetically engineered to be born with a digital clock, bearing 1 year of time, on their forearm. At the age of 25 a person stops aging, but their clock begins counting down; when it reaches zero, that person ‘times out’ and dies. Time has been turned into the universal currency; one can give time for products or services, as well as transfer it to others. The country is divided into time zones based on the wealth of its population. The film focuses on two time zones: Dayton is poor, with a populace that has learned indifference to the timed-out bodies on its streets; and New Greenwich, the wealthiest zone where inhabitants enjoy the benefits of their immortality and wealth, but are constantly surrounded by bodyguards and spend their time worried about accidental death.
‘Bitcoin, Finally Fair Money?’
Moishe Postone, Time, Labour, Social Domination
The Common House