The Conspiracy trailer promises a great deal
Conspiracies are rife around the world and people who believe that the Twin Towers were brought down by the American government or JFK was killed by aliens from Area 51 are, well, rather unhinged. Or are they? Could we be the ones unhinged buying all the propaganda sold to us to cover it all up?
Well The Conspiracy has that premise. Two film-makers start a documentary about such a conspiracy theorist and when he strangely goes missing during the middle of filming one of the film-makers decides he's not going to let this go.
I love conspiracy thrillers, good ones that is, these are the films that really did capture my imagination when I was younger and so when I see the promise of one I do get rather excited. I'm not sure of The Conspiracy yet but it does come with some strong recommendations.
I'm a fan of Twitch and of the man behind it Todd Brown and when he says in his write-up of the internet reveal of the trailer that this is a good film then I'll sign up for it. He saw it as a programmer for the Fantastic Fest film festival but couldn't talk about it then but when it was released over at AICN he was able to dive in and he has good things to say about it.
Here's a large blurb for The Conspiracy:
When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new work, the task seems simple enough: Befriend him, gain his trust, and let his theories speak for themselves. But things prove much more complicated than that. Despite his wild street preaching, their subject proves to be an articulate and intelligent man; one prone to seeing patterns others don't, sure, but hardly the expected lunatic. Listen long enough and his arguments even start to make a certain sort of sense. It's enough to make you wonder if maybe, somewhere, there's some basis to what he's saying...
And then he simply disappears. No word. No trace. Just gone.
While one of the filmmaking duo is prepared to walk away, the other becomes obsessed. This should not be possible. People don't just disappear. Not unless someone wants them to. What if he was correct? What if he was on the verge of exposing some greater scheme? And what if he was taken? And so begins an obsessive effort to reconstruct his work, an effort that points the duo to a hidden society, a high powered retreat and networking organization for the political and business elite.
A meticulously researched and cannily constructed bit of work, THE CONSPIRACY systematically blurs the lines between fact and fiction, deconstructing the distinction between facts and news, news and propaganda. Using one of the most persistent memes of our time - the conspiracy theory - to create a fact-based thriller, THE CONSPIRACY is more than just entertainment. It's a sly commentary on a world in which the medium really has become the message, a world in which the most important question is not "What happened?" but "Who is telling us?"
This film aims high because it's not talking about some small conspiracy, it's talking about the takeover of everything of the control of us all and without the use of aliens and mind control, well not that I can tell anyway. This looks to be a strong, straight up thriller.
Here's the trailer for The Conspiracy, and by the way I love the way it is a named conspiracy but it's blurred out, it just adds to the mystery.