The film “Predictable But Fun” investigates expectations, social choices and digit@living.
The story is told by wedding-gown designers from Israel and Palestine, addressing universal themes that transcend race, religion, color and geography. The Internet has changed the way we understand intimacy. Computer-mediated relationships have become the standard. The wedding-gown artists showcased in the film have seen it all; they practice their ancient traditions at the intersection of the dream of love and truth of life, while using technology themselves (the Web, cell phones, instant messengers, Twitter) as part of an always-connected way of life. While the subjects’ backgrounds, lives, art and perspectives all differ significantly, in their work they find themselves having the same conversations with their brides about their hopes, dreams, the perfect dress and finding "The One." With the introduction of technology the road to finding the one changed significantly in recent years. The way we interact with each other shifted.
Stylistically the movie combines documentary and narrative genres.
Ostensibly a comedy, ‘Predictable But Fun’ serves as a conversation springboard, investigating contemporary love, choices and the pursuit of happiness through the lens of our technology-saturated culture. It explores such issues as the role of technology in our lives (whether, how, or if it enhances our love lives), a look at the life-partner concept and the importance of knowing one's self. “
Predictable But Fun” is written and directed by' Grace Shulner.
Grace is a technologist and filmmaker, exploring the relationships between people and machines and people and each other. The movie is inspired by her research work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, where she focused on online-offline dialogue, online choices, decision making in electronic settings and online usability.