No Data Plan

Mon, 05/11/2020 (All day) - Sat, 07/11/2020 (All day)

Dir. Miko Revereza / 2019 / 70 min

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A voiceless narrator rehashes details about his mother’s affair as he crosses America by train. “Mama has two phone numbers. We do not talk about immigration on her Obama phone. For that we use the other number with no data plan.” The linear train ride moving from Los Angeles to New York diverges into unruly directions of consciousness. A multiplicity of voices share thoughts, dreams and histories evoking images far away from the enclosed spaces of this train's interior. While capturing these landscapes and interiors through his lens, the moving images evidently illustrate an undocumented subjectivity, a site of precarious movement, migration and fugitivism in America.

Best Experimental Documentary 2019, Hyperallergic
Art Doc Award Winner 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest
50 Best Films of 2019, BFI Sight & Sound

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Did you miss our live virtual Q&A with Director Miko Revereza? See below!

DCTV Presents NO DATA PLAN Q&A from DCTV on Vimeo.

Miko Revereza (b.1988 Manila, Philippines) is an experimental filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Since relocating from Manila as a child, he has lived illegally in the United States for over 25 years. This life long struggle with documentation, assimilation and statelessness informs his films, Droga! (2014), Disintegration 93-96 (2017) and his debut feature, No Data Plan (2018). Miko’s films have been widely screened and exhibited internationally at festivals such as, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, True/False Film Festival, Images Festival, and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College.