MDFF: Deep Fake Therapy/Float

This feature documentary tells uplifting stories of ordinary people easing their pain and performing at their highest level through Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy). On the heels of groundbreaking research by clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Justin Feinstein, a principal investigator at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, this film follows Shane Stott as he introduces floating across America to the people who need it the most and in the process helps them learn how to heal themselves.

This documentary shows the very first experiment ever done in the process of grief in which bereaved family members are having an artificial video conversation with their deceased loved ones through the use of new digital techniques and under the guidance of a renowned grief therapist. The bereaved are recalling precious memories, asking burning questions and confronting unfinished business from the past. Although the technique sometimes struggles to keep up the illusion, it does not seem to matter to the bereaved family members. The suspension of disbelief is stronger than the shortcomings of the technique.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 114
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement