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Lapsis and the Rise of Gig-Economy Sci-Fi

February 25, 2021

Lapsis and the Rise of Gig-Economy Sci-Fi

Lapsis, which is currently available on VOD, is a film in the tradition of lo-fi sci-fi, a genre of independent, dialog-dense science fiction without high-budget spectacle. Ray Tincelli, a good-humored, pot-bellied, middle-aged guy with a “’70s mobster” vibe and money troubles, is looking for a new gig. For these reasons and more, he’s the offbeat, magnetic center of Lapsis, the funny and surprisingly humane new science fiction indie from first-time feature director Noah Hutton. You is balls-to-the-wall bonkers, Lapsis is a gentler outing, unspooling its story through long hikes in the woods. Ray’s younger half-brother Jamie (Babe Howard), a once-hearty hiker, is now sidelined with a mysterious chronic fatigue syndrome called Omnia. And so Ray goes forth, into the woods, huffing and puffing his way toward the enigmatic boxes and potential financial freedom. They’re the bane of the cablers, who scheme to derail the little machines, and the brainchild of the original Lapsis Beeftech.

Article from WIRED.