Earlier this week, Cincinnati Film Society (CFS) kicked off its latest film series at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Life Tracker, an indie sci-fi apocalyptic tale about a company that claims it can predict individual human events based on an analysis of a person’s DNA strand.
When a bumbling documentary filmmaker (Barry Finnegan) begins digging into the story, his investigation triggers worldwide panic. Writer-director Joe McClean (Just Another Joe) seeks to breakout of the speculative sci-fi pack, but may lose a few with a story that gets too bogged down in the relationship drama rather than sticking with the hard questions inherent in the science.
The weeklong presentation will end with a one-time screening of Music from the Big House, director Bruce McDonald’s documentary on Rita Chiarelli’s quest to connect her blues-based music with the experiences of inmates in Louisiana’s Angola Prison. This uplifting presentation serves as a musical companion to 20 Feet From Stardom, in that it taps into the power and impact of music on the lives of performers from all walks of life.
Life Tracker runs through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. each night, while Music from the Big House screens Sunday at 4 p.m. For more information about tickets and CFS, visit cincinnatifilmsociety.org.