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Directed by A.J. Bond

Canada, Vancouver 2013 79 mins. In English

VISITING ARTIST—“How bad could it be?” Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, British Columbian filmmaker A.J. Bond (HIRSUTE) made a bet with close friend and longtime collaborator actor David Amito to see which of them could withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other. Shot in an avant-garde “torture chamber” in an isolated warehouse under the supervision of associate producer Marguerite Moreau, what begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous reality TV scenario gradually spirals out of control, testing the limits of their friendship and exposing an unsettling connection between filmmaking and torture.

Genres: Thriller, Drama