DVD, Digital Release: Lapsis

Digital/DVD Release Date: May 11, 2021
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: Film Movement

Okay, give Lapsis a minute as it’s a cool-sounding new sci-fi drama about a parallel near-future, quantum computing and the questionable utopian promises of big tech.

Madeline Wise in Lapsis

In an alternate present-day New York, the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the market. Building the network, though, requires miles of cables to be laid across rough terrain by unprotected gig workers. Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli (Dean Imperial) is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start “cabling” is steep. So when he scores a shady permit, he believes his fortunes have finally changed. What he doesn’t expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile cablers, corporate greed, and the mysterious “Lapsis” who may have previously owned his medallion…

Written and directed by Noah Hutton (Deep Time, In Silico), the critically well-received Lapsis has garnered acclaim on the festival circuit, including being nominated for Best First Screenplay at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards.


  • LAPSIS Making-of Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with director and producers
  • Bonus Short Film: Guts– A documentary directed by Noah Hutton & Taylor Hess about Dr. Max Liboiron and CLEAR, a feminist, anti-colonial marine plastics lab in Newfoundland, which informed some of the ideas as well as filmmaking practices used in Lapsis.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.