Sci-Fi Boulder: The People's Republic Is in the "Mind's Eye"

March 2011

When in Boulder from late May through June, keep an eye out for Malcolm McDowell. Most cinephiles will recognize the British actor from his role in A Clockwork Orange, although McDowell has starred in numerous films and television series over the years (IMDb). And now he's slated to appear in the indie sci-fi psychological thriller Mind's Eye, a movie that portrays the implosion of space and time from the perspective of a high school violinist—all set in Boulder (Variety).

Producer Meryem Ersoz says the film will be almost entirely shot in and around the People's Republic—from open-space areas to a local high school (Daily Camera). Ersoz, a Boulderite since 1986, says she'll avoid playing into the stereotypes, including Birkenstocks and wheatgrass. She believes Boulder has a sort of "welcoming and threatening" feel. "There is a Gothic presence that hangs over the city, and I want to really milk that," she adds. "We want Boulder to be like a character in the film."