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OPERATION AVALANCHE

Director Matt JOHNSON
Info
  • Canada, USA│
  • 2015│
  • 93min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Two dopey CIA agents in 1967 investigate a Russian mole at NASA, which at the time was heavily involved in the race to the moon. What they discover turns out to be much more shocking than Russian spying.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
250 2016. 04. 30 17:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 EK15
534 2016. 05. 03 18:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 EK15
835 2016. 05. 06 21:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 3 EK15

Review

Everyone knows that the competition to pioneer space was intensified after the Cold War. OPERATION AVALANCHE combines the conspiracy theories on the subject and director’s wild imagination. The goal of the space exploration of the US and the Soviet Union was to conquest the moon. During the time, the CIA agents try to find Russian spies inside NASA. While the characters go through a great deal of troubles, the film tells episodes from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which displayed the best shooting techniques of the time, and interesting conspiracy theories about Apollo program. Matt Johnson not only directed the film, but also wrote and acted as the protagonist. There is no doubt that OPERATION AVALANCHE is an aggregation of his multiple talents. OPERATION AVALANCHE can be viewed as a political allegory. The film satirically tells the recollection after the Cold War with black humor by exploring what are true or not about conquering the moon. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Matt JOHNSON
Screenplay Matt JOHNSON
Producer Matthew MILLER, Lee KIM
Editor Curt LOBB
Music Jay MCCARROL
Cast Matt JOHNSON, Owen WILLIAMS, Josh BOLES

Director

Matt JOHNSON

Born in Canada. Actor and director. He studied film at York University in Toronto. In 2011, he participated in Toronto International Film Festival ’s Talent Lab, which led him to start his first feature film, The Dirties(2013). The film won the Grand Jury Sparky Award for Feature Narrative at the Slamdance Film Festival. OPERATION AVALANCHE showed at Sundance Film Festival 2016.

Trailer

(OPERATION AVALANCHE) DIR. Matt JOHNSON

Two dopey CIA agents in 1967 investigate a Russian mole at NASA, which at the time was heavily involved in the race to the moon. What they discover turns out to be much more shocking than Russian spying.