Libertarian “Silver Circle”jerk flick somehow exists, slowly coming to a theater near you
Silver Circle is destined to be one of those films that makes Foodfight! look like a slightly better version of Foodfight! Hold on to your bitcoins and Ron Paul body pillows, because this movie’s gonna be crazy!
Luckily, the Free Market demands this film, and it came fully backed by titans of industry…. And by that, I mean they were begging for handouts on Kickstarter! Expanding on that, they claim a $1.6 million overall budget with a mix of donations and self-funding. How much is what, I did not find on a quick read through on the site or on the video interview I watched.
Here is the plot synopsis from various parts of the official site.
When the dollar loses its place as the world’s reserve currency, the Federal Reserve steps in to “protect” the nation.
Inflation has skyrocketed and families are suffering everywhere. With prices 20 times the prices of today (2013), the economy is quickly sinking, and leaders are taking advantage of the vulnerability of their citizens.
The Fed creates the Department of Housing Stability which is suppose to “stabilize” home prices; it expands and contracts the housing supply by force, leaving people homeless. The question keeps resurfacing: Can the very reason we got here be the answer to get us out? Join the Rebels in this film to find the answers.
At the center of corruption is the Federal Reserve who has gained enormous amounts of control over America’s economy, with disastrous effects beginning to show.
Standing opposite, is the band of Rebels who have vowed to take back the freedom they once knew…and they won’t go down without a fight.
Monetary mayhem. Explosions. Romance. Silver Circle plans to take indie animation to a whole other level.
The rebels fight the power by making their own alternative currency out of silver, hence all that silver stuff. Further things are explained in this interview with the filmmaker which is filled with the usual Libertarian paranoia. Pasha Roberts is the guy pulling things all together. While I applaud indie animation and the fact this film was finished and didn’t end in a pile of rubble and lawsuits, that’s about all the praise I’m willing to spare on a philosophy that would turn the world into Ethiopia.
Somewhere you can donate to sponsor a screening in your home town, but it’s not on the link provided so I don’t know how much it costs. Hopefully that gets fixed and a screening will show up in a theater near you! Remember, they only accept silver, gold, and electrum.