Alice In Wondertown

New on DVD: “Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Daniel Díaz Torres’s Alice in Wondertown (First Run Features, 1990) is a absurdist comedy and an allegory with a dark political undercurrent. Alice is a drama teacher who goes on a cultural mission to a small town where the most bizarre occurrences are commonplace. Mirrors become doors, circus animals walk the streets, and it seems anything could happen – but everyone except Alicia seems resigned to the situation. She discovers before long that the town’s population is made up of officials and workers who have been fired for violating rules minor or illusionary, and now cannot find their way out of this strange town.”