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People v. The State of Illusion (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,202Details
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Exalt Films, and Movies From The Heart, are proud to present People v. The State of Illusion. This feature length film, directed by award winning Director Scott Cervine, is set in the notorious "Old Main Prison" of the New Mexico State Penitentiary, and tells the story of Aaron Roberts, a single father who is arrested and tried on charges following an incident that claims the life of a woman. Aaron is convicted at trial and sent to the state penitentiary, and his daughter becomes a ward of the State. While there, an attorney learns of her plight and the story of her father, and decides to represent her in an innovative and emotionally-compelling case against the State. Written and produced by Austin Vickers, this movie explores the science and power of perception and imagination and the prison walls of habitual thought and behavior that we all create, and documents the evidence that answers the central questions of this provocative film, "what is real?" and "can we really change?" It is an inspiring and emotionally compelling movie that will wake you up to the power of your imagination, encourage your hope, and elevate your spirit.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,301-12,400) 12,377 $42,202
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,001-17,100) 17,043 $42,202

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Self Distributed
March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 86 minutes
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Keywords: Accidental Death, Prison, Redemption, Academics
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Exalt Films, Movies From the Heart
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

J.B. Tuttle    Aaron Roberts
Melanie Lindahl    Hope
Kevin McDonald    The Guard
Michael McCormick    The Janitor
Tad Jones    Aaron's Attorney
Amy Baklini    Girl in Bar


Dr. Joe Dispenza    Himself
Debbie Ford    Herself
Brenda Dunn    Herself
Dr. Robert Jahn    Himself
Dr. Thomas Moore    Himself
Candiace Pert    Herself
Peter Senge    Himself
Mike Vandermark    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Austin Vickers    Screenwriter
Austin Vickers    Producer
Brooke March    Line Producer
Oscar Cifuentes    Camera Operator
Conci Althouse    First A.D.
Marti Mills    Second A.D.
Adam Buchanan    Producer

Limited Releases are Mucho Grande

March 16th, 2012

It's not a particularly busy week in terms of total number of limited releases. However, it is a huge week in terms of total theater count, as there are three films opening in hundreds of theaters each. Will any of these films succeed? Jeff, Who Lives at Home has the best shot of the three. Or will any of the much more limited releases find an audience? Of those, The Kid with a Bike has the best shot at finding an audience. Additionally, Intouchables has a sneak peak on Saturday at the Paris Theater in New York City. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 93 $6,228   1 $6,228   $20,234 2
2011/09/23 97 $4,420 -29% 1 $4,420   $28,186 3
2011/09/30 96 $3,162 -28% 1 $3,162   $33,987 4
2011/10/07 104 $2,246 -29% 1 $2,246   $38,333 5
2011/10/14 111 $2,058 -8% 1 $2,058   $42,202 6

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 93 $9,760   1 $9,760   $23,766 2
2011/09/23 90 $7,059 -28% 1 $7,059   $30,825 3
2011/09/30 93 $5,262 -25% 1 $5,262   $36,087 4
2011/10/07 95 $4,057 -23% 1 $4,057   $40,144 5

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