An intelligent and analytical documentary, BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY presents an intellectual overview of rave culture. Using organized montages of interviews with club kids, party promoters, and musicians, the film examines the history of raves techno music, and incorporates performance footage of musicians. Interviews with the now-ubiquitous Moby, Wolfgang Flur of Kraftwerk, and former punk-rocker and Acid House inventor Genesis P-Orridge (an eloquent British transvestite), explain the idea of raves as restorative rituals, that emphasize community and spirituality (DJ Spooky elaborates), and the musical and scientific connection between traditional shaman drum circles and techno music. The wide prevalence of drug use is also discussed as are the use of advertising logos for posters and party invites, and the way that the teens embrace childish habits--carrying pacifiers, kiddie nap-sacs, and stuffed animals--as a way of reclaiming the innocence, creative impulses, and unconditional love experienced in early childhood. Shot on digital video and transferred to 35mm film stock, BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY is a professional, entertaining, and interesting look into an otherwise-underground realm of pop culture.
In Depth Interviews, Filmmakers Commentary, Virtual Flyer Gallery Showcasing Rave Flyers, Motion Menus, Graphics Package
Release Date: 10 December 2001
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Main Language: English