As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar battling to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future.
It is the day of the analogue to digital switchover of television transmission. Conversations about life, death and quantum physics mix with pints to create a surreal document of the switchover day and of people caught between two worlds.
Taking inspiration from that little piece of information that is lost in the transfer from analogue to digital, the film seeks to examine who and what is lost in the relentless rush forward.
The setting of the Irish pub is pertinent as it is itself a symbol of an analogue world that is in danger of being lost in modern society. The film essentially becomes a poetic, allegorical study of people at a certain time and place. It is about the characters that are living an analogue life in a digital world.
As one of the characters says:
“It’s the not so straight and the not so perfect that is the lovely thing of life”
The documentary was made as part of the Irish Film Board’s Reality Bites scheme that aims to foster new Irish talent and encourage experimentation and the realisation of fresh approaches to non-fiction filmmaking.
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