Searching

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Directed by Aneesh Chaganty
2017
USA
101 minutes
18+
This Sundance Audience Award winner about a father’s search for his missing daughter is innovative and tension-filled, unfolding entirely on a computer screen.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, Searching begins with a moving history of the Kim family, with all the key moments of their lives experienced through videos and photographs. In the present, David Kim (John Cho, Star Trek, Harold & Kumar) and his daughter Margot (Michelle La) interact a great deal through messaging, and are perhaps not as close as David imagines. When Margot goes missing, David begins a frantic search with the help of Detective Vick (Debra Messing, Will & Grace), using all the online tools at his disposal and the traces that Margot left behind on her laptop. A clever commentary on modern interactions, Searching is an edge of your seat thriller in which you actually care for characters.

Cutting to the emotional core of what social media says about us, the result is as much a time capsule of our relationship to (and reliance upon) modern technology as it is a cutting-edge digital thriller – Peter Debruge, Variety

Impressively, first-time filmmaker and former Google commercials creator Aneesh Chaganty has made a real movie, the story of a family that morphs into a crime drama that gradually ratchets up the tension as all good thrillers must. – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

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The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Fri 8 June
8:30pm—10:11pm
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Event Cinemas George St 4
Sun 10 June
8pm—9:41pm
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Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Aneesh Chaganty
Producer
Timur Bekmambetov, Sev Ohanian, Adam Sidman, Natalie Qasabian
Cast
John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
Screenwriter
Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian
Cinematographer
Juan Sebastian Baron
Company Credits
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing
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