Truth or Consequences

102 mins.
Directed by Hannah Jayanti

Opens Friday, September 25.

  • Ticket price: Free for Amherst Cinema Members. $10.75 general admission. Tickets good for unlimited viewing through Thursday, October 1.
  • How to watch: Available to watch through the internet browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.

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Join us Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm for a Facebook Live Q&A with TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES director Hannah Jayanti, CRESTONE director Marnie Ellen Hertzler, and Amherst Cinema's George Myers. Come with questions or simply sit back and enjoy this conversation around speculative documentary filmmaking.

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future.

Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the film takes place in the shadow of the world's first commercial Spaceport. Subtly set in a near future when space travel has begun, the film follows five residents who stayed.

Combining documentary, archival, experimental virtual reality worlds and an improvised score by Bill Frisell, TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES is a lyrical meditation on progress, history, and how we navigate a sense of loss within ourselves and a changing world.

Hannah Jayanti is a documentary filmmaker. She’s dedicated to changing the way we listen to each other through the art of nonfiction. Recent support includes: Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, among others. Her work has screened at institutions and festivals including the Smithsonian, Museum of the Moving Image, Sheffield Doc | Fest, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes, The New Yorker Festival, among others. She’s passionate about making filmmaking accessible and teaches free and low cost media classes around the world. More at www.