We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
This remarkable debut from Jane Schoenbrun is destined to be a cult classic.
Anna Cobb, Michael J Rogers
USA 2021. 86min
A Lightbulb release
Late one night, alone in her bedroom, teenager Casey (Anna Cobb) stares into her webcam and repeats "I want to go to the world's fair" while pricking her finger until it bleeds. She is entering an online role-playing horror game, and soon feels the challenge is impacting her physically in real life. A Sundance sensation destined to be a cult classic, Jane Schoenbrun's remarkable, low budget debut feature takes us on a dark, haunting, creepy pasta-esque trip while poetically capturing the disconcerting and profoundly lonely experience of being a young person on the internet.
Kimberley Sheehan, BFI Southbank Programmer
Tickets on sale Wednesday 27 April to BFI Patrons and Champions from 11:30 to BFI Members from 12:30 and on general sale from 16:00.