When Austin’s only science fiction film festival hosts a screening outside of the festival’s run, you probably want to attend it. The caliber of films at last year’s inaugural event was surprisingly strong, so expectations were high going into first-time director Khalil Sullins‘ film, “Listening.” about some geniuses who develop a mind-reading technology and the moral dilemmas and implications inherent with that type of technology.
Social media is supposed to be the great connector. But Khalil Sullins, director of sci-fi thriller Listening, isn't convinced that people are quite ready for such constant access. The technology may be there, he warns, "But it's not in and of itself making us great communicators."