Frame of Mine in LakeFrontRow! / by Matthew Simonis

In his alternate future, director Matthew Simonis follows two men as they extract film from the memory cards of androids, a clandestine brain wipe that’s performed overnight and without the subject’s knowledge. One of the repairmen (Jason Northern) becomes too attached to a subject (Katie Revae) and exploits his position for romantic gain. Clashing the present day’s colors with the black & white film stock of these “memories,” Frame of Mine works in some serious body horror, and who can be surprised when people are tugging reams of film out of their arms? The Milwaukee-based Simonis channels early Lucky McKee and gets bonus points for trusting viewers to pick up on his steampunk reflection of male entitlement, voyeurism and illusions of control. - LakeFrontRow