The daily rhythms of 21st-century economic life amid flippant technological and pop-culture ennui are a primary focus in the work of Douglas Coupland, the post-modern Canadian author behind books like Generation X, Microserfs, and 2006's JPod. Last year also marked the release of a film based on his first screenplay, Everything's Gone Green.
Directed by Paul Fox, Everything's Gone Green hit the screens last autumn at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. It follows a Vancouver slacker who tempts himself into weaving a pyrite parachute, and asks how far one is willing to go to make peace with the rat race.
The film won best Canadian feature film at the 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival, and is now making its way to Madison.
A trailer for Everything's Gone Green follows below.