Streaming Release!

A Shape of Things to Come


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“Fascinating … sublime … has aesthetic qualities that rival anything contemporary documentary has to offer.” – Matt Turner, Brooklyn Rail

Filmed in Southern Arizona!

The hypnotically compelling new documentary A Shape of Things to Come is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an elderly herbalist/hunter/homesteader who lives off the land in the beautiful but harsh Sonoran Desert, surviving on anything that nature gives him, be it a wild boar or the psychedelic poison of a desert toad.  But as Border Patrol agents threaten the peace in Sundog’s desert kingdom, the armed recluse is prepared to defend his “off the grid” way of life, leading to an unsettling act of eco-terrorist fantasy. Mysterious and unknowable, the figure of Sundog raises provocative questions about the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions. Gorgeously photographed to emphasize the overwhelming sensory impact of the desert over explanations and dialogue, this stunning film creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse.  (Dir. by Lisa Malloy & J.P. Sniadecki, 2020, USA, 83 mins., Not Rated)