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Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date

2018

Director

  • Aneesh Chaganty

Cast

  • John Cho
  • Debra Messing

Awards

  • 2018, Sundance Institute: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

In this thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens, the desperate father of a missing 16-year-old girl breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

After David Kim's (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.


Possible Topics

  • Forensics in the 21st century
  • Technology dependency

Past Programs

2019

Using computers to fight crime

Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

SEARCHING at the Grand Cinema

The Grand Cinema, Tacoma, WA

2021

Searching for cybersecurity

The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NH

2022

Online crime solving

Art House Cinema, Billings, MT