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A Social Life – Screening

See the film that might have you thinking twice about that next Instagram Brunch shot.

Ever wondered where your social media identity ends and your real one begins? That’s the timely and intriguing question that independent filmmaker Kerith Lemon asks in her directorial debut, A Social Life. A young, former digital executive at MTV and CBS, Lemon is well-placed to engage with her subject matter: namely, a career focused twentysomething woman who constantly shares an edited version of her lifestyle on her social media profiles. Things become strange when she wakes up one day to find “her reflection is merely the collection of photos that she has shared with others,” leading her to wonder, “is this her life? Or just a carefully curated brand?”

It’s a pertinent topic in our decidedly postmodern age of Instagram-flexes and selfie-heavy culture, and the film raises some understandable concerns with regards to the authenticity of our online selves. Predictably, it’s already gone down well with the festival crowd, winning the Best International Actor prize for Rosalind Ross at the Canberra Short Film Festival where it premiered, as well as a clutch of other accolades on the small fest circuit. Interested? Well, if you’re lucky enough to be in New York on the 20th March then you can check it out at the Socially Relevant Film Festival or, if you’re not ready to hop on a plane quite yet, the whole thing will be up online on the 28th! Make sure you check it out and tweet about it – although after seeing the movie, you might want to give the social media a little rest…

A Social Life - Screening

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