RESURRECT DEAD: The Mystery of The Toynbee Tiles
Directed by Jon Foy
Join the Film Center and RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio from one of his favorite films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Director Jon Foy will be in attendance for a post-film Q+A.
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don’t notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.
Winner, Documentary Directing Award – 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection – 2011 Hotdocs: Canadian International Documentary Festival; Official Selection – 2011 Silverdocs Documentary Festival; Official Selection – 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Presented in partnership with KUER’s RadioWest.
Sponsored by Rio Tinto.