The first trailer for director Randy Moore‘s buzzy Sundance film Escape from Tomorrow has landed online. The story is a surrealistic nightmare where a father (Roy Abramsohn) starts losing his sanity on a family trip to the famous theme parks. The trailer very heavily plays up the fact that the film was shot on location in Disney World and Epcot without permission, which is probably a smart move since the majority of reviews out of Sundance were fairly negative. In his review, Matt noted that the film casts the Disney attractions in a grotesque light, but never gleams anything particularly insightful. You can judge for yourself when the film is released into theaters and on VOD on October 11th.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Escape from Tomorrow:
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist and darkly comic nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.