2014 / USA / 159 Minutes / Khalil Sullins
LISTENING, the powerful debut feature from visionary director Khalil Sullins, excites as a psychological thriller about penniless grad students who invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives. David (Thomas Stroppel), Ryan (Artie Ahr), and Jordan (Amber Marie Bollinger) hope inventing telepathy will solve all their problems, but quickly learn that when you open your mind, there is nowhere to hide your thoughts. Their bleeding-edge technology opens a Pandora’s box of new dangers, especially when it falls into the wrong hands. In a color-saturated vision of present-day science fiction, friends are forced against each other in a life-or-death battle over not only the privacy of our minds, but the future of human free will itself.