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Resurrect Dead documentary investigates strange messages

ResurrectDead.jpgThe trailer for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, a documentary no less, is intriguing and if you didn't know it was a documentary you'd be thinking it's some sort of faked "real footage" film, and I'm still not certain it isn't to be honest, but then I know nothing of the mystery of the Toynbee tiles.

What are the tiles? Well they are strange graffiti messages that have been left across the streets of major cities in America for many years, and the documentary maker has decided to go in search of who is behind them and why.

Apparently it's something that other people have attempted to do and failed, but the trailer and blurb for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, the documentary by Jon Foy following his attempts to find out who is behind them, doesn't tell us if he gets any closer or not.

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.

You can read more about the Toynbee Tiles over at Wikipedia where an article on them tells us that they have been appearing since the 1980's and carry the message:

TOYNBEE IDEA
IN Kubrick's 2001
RESURRECT DEAD
ON PLANET JUPITER.

Along with each message there tends to be a small supplementary message, or what might be a clue to the rest of the mystery or even who put them there, and that's what Jon Foy is using to try and find out more about them.

Reading more about this and we find that the documentary has recordings that claim to be from the person who made the tiles, and it's here I should warn you that the Wikipedia article does reveal a lot more about the documentary, and this actually may be a little too much for you to read if you're interested in seeing the film.

The documentary has been in development since 2005 and made it to Sundance this year, winning the directing award.

With all of this, and some more that I've read online, I'm now very keen to see the film. You can see the trailer for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles over at Apple Trailers.




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