Q&A with co-directors Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer, cast & crew.
“I used to look forward to a complete societal collapse. I felt ready for it. I used to think the end of the world and the apocalypse were the same thing. Now I know the difference.” Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s first feature as co-directors, Empty Metal takes place in a world similar to ours—one of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy. The lives of several people, each inhabiting extreme poles of American social and political consciousness, weave together as each attempts to achieve some kind of forward motion, sometimes in contradiction, and always under the eye of far more controlling powers. Filled with energy, rage, and the smallest measure of hope, Empty Metal is a new kind of political film for these extraordinary times. World Premiere