102 min, 2021 dir. Hannah Jayanti
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 in the town.
Anchored in observational documentary footage filmed over three years, the film
weaves together archival footage, experimental virtual reality worlds, an improvised
score by Bill Frisell and a speculative premise based on current events – a launch
site for commercial space travel outside of town. These intertwine to create a lyrical
meditation on progress, history, and how we navigate a sense of loss within ourselves
and a changing world.