“AN AMERICAN TRILOGY
Cyril Morin Directs Three Films About How We Live
“An American Trilogy” is made up of three films by Paris and L.A.-based filmmaker Cyril Morin that give us a perspective on three significant moments in modern American culture and history.
THE ACTIVIST” is a riveting and intimate political thriller set during the Wounded Knee events in 1973 and it recreates the paranoid culture of the 1970s. It shows the corruption and political scheming after the arrest of two Native American activists. What happened at the insurrection at Wounded Knee shows a tragic story of American subjugation of Native Americans by the government led by president Richard Nixon and how it was an attempt to subvert the actual events for political gain. This film genuinely develops the various characters in a layering manner. Directed by Cyril Morin this is an intense political thriller based on an actual report called the Sacrifice Zone that President Nixon signed off on.
Bud “One Bull” Ward began as a rebel who started an Indian immersion school and then had that taken away from him. As a result he turned to the American Indian Movement as way to fight the problems that existed at Pine Ridge prior to 1973.
Most of the film is set within a jail cell where Marvin Brown and Bud were sent after the unexplained death of Marvin’s wife. A brutal officer guarded their every move as Nixon’s representatives tried to stop the negotiations to end the Native American riots and the survival of the two of the two prisoners becomes an uncertain dispute.
“NY84” is the story of three young artists and lovers who are part of the New York art scene of the early 1980s and see their future challenged by the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. We look at the
creative and emotional lives of Kate, Anton, and Keith. They are young and carefree but this all ends in 1984 when Anton and Keith contract a mysterious illness known as the “gay cancer.” As her music career takes off, Kate tries to save her friends in this bleak but affecting portrait of New York as it changed so drastically because of the disease.
Singer-poet Kate (Sam Quartin), photographer Anton (Chris Schellenger) and painter Keith (Davy J. Marr) live in a crummy apartment. They work, party and play, feeling happy and safe in their cocoon. But then AIDS hit and people started getting sick.
The movie’s narrative has limited dialogue and back-story. It relies more on mood and impressions, scenes of photo and recording sessions, pensive one-sided chats with an unknown interviewer, and tightly shot imagery that deftly shows the way they struggled against the epidemic.
“HACKER’S GAME” is a modern, relevant, and suspenseful thriller will keeps on the edge of our seats. Soyan, a hacker hired by a high profile cyber security firm, and Loise, a cyber detective, embark on a dangerous romance.
Soyan (Chris Schellenger) lands a job at BL Reputation Management after he’s caught breaching its IT system and potentially exposing sensitive information about its clients. The company specializes in creating new identities and rewriting histories — much like the witness-protection program except available to any VIPs or corporate entities.
At the same time in the Human Search Organization, human-rights lawyer Alice Carson (Gayla Johnson) has Loise (Pom Klementieff) tracking down families of victims of illegal arms trade. Soyan and Loise become romantically involved, while BL partner Russel Belial (King Orba) tries to seduce Alice under the false pretense of offering her a job so that he can sideline her. Soyan seeks to dump classified corporate, government and banking information on the independent Leak.
For the first time the three films are packaged as a trilogy in a 2-disc Bluray pack.