A cube with cables protruding from it rests on a hill in the woods

SFA’s Friday Night Film Series will screen “Lapsis” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Admission is free.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the film “Lapsis,”  written and directed by Noah Hutton, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

The story is about delivery man Ray Tincelli, in a parallel present, who is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother. After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy: trekking deep into the forest, pulling cable over miles of terrain to connect large, metal cubes that link together the new quantum trading market. As he gets pulled deeper into the zone, he encounters growing hostility and the threat of robot cablers, and must choose to either help his fellow workers or to get rich and get out, according to information at https://www.lapsisfilm.com.

The Los Angeles Times wrote of the film: “One of those movies we’ll be looking at decades from now and, however tech has transformed our lives, saying ‘Yeah, ‘Lapsis’ had that.’”

The School of Art’s Friday Night Film Series is sponsored in part by filmmaking Professor William Arscott. The Cole Art Center, SFA’s historic downtown gallery, is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.