My idea of The Dark Side of Disney has always been standing in line in the Park for hours, in the sweltering heat, while a mother loudly warns her child, “Skyler” that she’s about to put him back on the child-leash. Big Mama Becca won’t stop for Churros if she has to count down from 3 again.
Though, a different — and yes — even darker side of Disney was chronicled back in 2010 in an Independant article, ‘The Dark Side Of Disney‘, which basically paints the workers as having the deadly sads, while they pass out from heat exhaustion in their costumes.
But, on the funner and less serious side of things, a new independent guerrilla-style film, shot entirely inside the Disney Parks will take the park around the twisted bend again. According to laughingsquid:
The most provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you’ve ever seen, Randy Moore’s directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth.
An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.
Check out the trailer for Escape From Tomorrow after the jump:
[poster and trailer via cinemablend]