Reeling - Rene Rodriguez

October 10, 2013

Escape from Tomorrow (unrated)

When Escape from Tomorrow premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, few people believed the movie would ever screen again. Shot without permission at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks in Florida and California, this unnerving fantasy dares to subvert the resorts’ family-friendly veneer in all sorts of queasy ways. Those beautiful women who dress up as the various Disney princesses? They moonlight as prostitutes for “rich Asian businessmen.” Those popular giant turkey legs sold at the parks? They’re actually made of emu meat. That giant Spaceship Earth orb that is Epcot’s most iconic structure? You have no idea what’s really going on in there.

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