Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart
by Lally Katz
directed by Oliver Butler
What does it mean to be “alive” when we spend our lives in virtual worlds? In Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart, Lally Katz plunges us into a phantasmagorical yet oh-so-recognizable cyber-universe where the living and the dead jostle, time doesn’t pass, and food never seems to fill you up. You can download almost anything—even emotions—and the dead still live, but you can’t bring them back to the real world…or can you? Caroline, a real live young woman, falls for a suicidal prophet who lives in a virtual simulacrum of New York that’s about to come crashing down like a house of cards. Can she go Orpheus one better and write her own happy ending? Or will she get stuck in a fragile virtual world with the rest of the seekers of the impossible? Along Caroline’s emotional journey through love and loss on the edge of reality, Katz offers some intriguing new, up-to-the-minute answers to the question: What happens when we die?
12/1/2010 at 8:30pm