A Scanner Darkly
Director: Richard Linklater Run Time: 100 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2006
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson
Screenwriter: Richard Linklater
Producers: Tommy Pallotta, Jonah Smith, Anne Walker-McBay, Palmer West
Watch your eyeballs with this animated mind-blower based on the novel from the legendary Philip K. Dick. In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor, a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., falls into a dangerous world as he falls into addiction as he goes undercover. He attempts to woo Donna, a dealer, in order to uncover her supplier. Simultaneously, he receives orders to spy on his housemates, one of whom is suspected of being Donna’s biggest customer. Animated with the rotoscoping technique first pioneered by the Fleischer Brothers in the early 20th century, this futuristic visual feast is a one-of-a-kind trip.