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Sundance Film Festival: 'Obselidia'

What if the world were going to end in the next 100 years? What would we miss and what would we feel wasn’t worth the effort? “Obselidia" poses and  (kind of) answers those questions in 96 minutes.

George (Michael Piccirilli), a California library clerk, is on a mission to write an encyclopedia of everything in the universe he thinks is now obsolete — including the notion of love.

Well, until he meets Sophie (Gaynor Howe), a cinema projectionist at a silent movie theater. Sophie has an interest in George’s project and accompanies him on a quest to interview an eccentric writer who says the end of the world is near.

Although it has an interesting premise and is well-designed, the film is stagnant at times, seeming as though it is a series of beautiful photographs rather than a moving story.

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