EQUALS has been burning up my Facebook feed during the last few months, a promotional campaign that finally includes some work from our own David Selby. The film comes to us courtesy of director Drake Doremus and A24 films, the studio that's released some of my favorite movies of the last few years.
Yes, my two big draws for this film are Selby and A24. The plot to EQUALS otherwise looks like the kind of dystopian romance we get every few years. Whether it's "1984," "Brave New World," THX-1138, LOGAN'S RUN, EQUILIBRIUM, GATTACA, BRAZIL or what have you, every generation gets a variation on this same theme: a young couple dares to defy a sociopathic society through the power of love ... often with terrible consequences. I won't begrudge this generation their chosen dystopia, but I should admit to myself upfront that EQUALS was probably not made with me in mind. And that's OK.
Anyhoo, A24 has released a clip from the film, which features Selby and stars Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. EQUALS hits theaters July 15. Visit the movie's official website HERE.