The Infinite Man
Hugh Sullivan 2014
Feature

Sunday May 25, 2014
$13 at the door

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
(Roof and Courtyard)
on the roof and courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

SHOW
8:00PMDoors Open
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:45PMQ&A with director Hugh Sullivan
11:30PMAfter Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits and Bulleit Bourbon
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. Please visit www.rooftopfilms.com for rain details. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
XO Projects
New Amsterdam
Bulleit Bourbon
Runner & Stone

The Infinite Man (Hugh Sullivan | 85 min.)

What if we could go back in time and re-engineer the worst moments of our lives? What if we could return to those dark dates and whisper recommendations into the ear of our beloved? Could we change the course of our lives and save our doomed relationships, or would we just prolong our pain indefinitely and drive ourselves mad forever? Those are the questions at the heart of Hugh Sullivan's delirious, hilarious, and deliciously complicated mind-fuck time-travel romantic comedy, The Infinite Man.

Dean is an inventive yet unorthodox scientist who uses his technical expertise to create grand romantic gestures for his girlfriend Lana. After an anniversary weekend goes terribly wrong, a guilt-ridden Dean is spurred to his greatest scientific achievement yet: the invention of time travel. However, what begins as a simple desire to change the past and create the perfect weekend soon leads to a tightening spiral of multiple “Deans”, each one in competition with the next. And any attempts at romantic reconciliation are further complicated when Dean loses Lana in a recurring temporal loop, and must overcome his many selves in order to save her.

The idea for The Infinite Man came to Sullivan while he was trying to figure out a low budget feature debut in South Australia. He simplified his project by limiting himself to a cast of just three actors and a single location, but his labyrinthine script must have created its own set of complications. A film as narratively complex as this would present challenges to even an accomplished veteran filmmaker, but Sullivan not only makes the twists and turns work—he also manages to create a metaphorically rich film that is at once an insightful exploration of romantic desperation and a fast-paced sci-fi adventure. The Infinite Man heralds great things to come for this talented and skilled young director.

- Dan Nuxoll


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