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The Genius (1993)

In a dystopian future where conservatives rule the New York art world, a scientist finds a way to copy the personalities of others and become more like them. He uses this to win over a girl, but turns himself into a rebel by mistake.

Directors:

Emily Breer, Joe Gibbons

Writer:

Joe Gibbons

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Gibbons Joe Gibbons ... Desmond Denton
Karen Finley Karen Finley ... Kitty Church
Tony Oursler Tony Oursler ... Les Alabaster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leslie Caron
Tony Conrad Tony Conrad ... Art Dealer
Adolfas Mekas Adolfas Mekas
Camden Toy ... Patient
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Storyline

In a dystopian near future, scientist Desmond Denton has found a way to copy other people's personalities and become more like them. He falls for Kitty, a rebel female artist who's fighting the ultra-conservative American Family League and their control over the New York art galleries, where they promote only their own art movement which they call the New Formalism. Desmond uses his invention to win over Kitty, but turns himself into a terrorist instead and goes on a violent crusade against the League's cultural oppression and a greedy art dealer who uses drugs to control his artists' creativity.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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