Halloween and The Descendants star Judy Greer struggles with the ramifications of time travel in the first trailer for the mind-bending science fiction thriller, Aporia. Coming courtesy of Well Go, Aporia (which apparently means an irresolvable internal contradiction or logical disjunction) finds Greer wondering whether she should alter the past in order to save her husband and explores the ways shared memories can ultimately define the human experience, as told through the lens of this love story centered around a newly widowed woman fighting for control of her life. Check out the newly released trailer for Aporia below.

Aporia follows Sophie (Judy Greer), who since losing her husband Mal (Edi Gathegi) in a drunk-driving accident, has struggled to manage crippling grief, a full-time job, and the demands of parenting her devastated teenage daughter (Faithe Herman). When her husband’s best friend (Maadi), a former physicist, reveals he has been building a time-bending machine that could restore her former life, Sophie will be faced with an impossible choice — and unforeseeable consequences, posing the question “If you had the ability to alter the past, would you?”

Moshé’s striking time-bending tale questions morality and whether time can really heal all wounds, as Sophie, in a heart-wrenching and bold leading performance by Greer, grapples with the ethical dilemmas of changing the past. The genre-bender balances chilling suspense, grief, thought-provoking science, and heart-warming familial ties in a gripping feature set in oft-forgotten corners of Los Angeles that stays with you long after you’ve watched.

Written and directed by Jared Moshé (The Ballad of Lefty Brown), Aporia sees the great Judy Greer (Ant-Man, War for the Planet of the Apes) lead an all-star cast that includes Edi Gathegi (The Harder They Fall), Payman Maadi (A Separation), Whitney Morgan Cox (Animal Kingdom), Rachel Paulson (The Dinner Parting), and Faithe Herman (This is Us, Shazam!).

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Aporia Continues to Explore the Conundrum of Time Travel

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Aporia continues to explore the conundrum and potential pitfalls that come with time travel. A concept that has followed the science fiction genre for centuries. The most well-known examples of cinematic time travel of course includes the likes of The Terminator and the rest of the franchise, the MCU outing Avengers: Endgame, both Tenet and Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan, and the Back to the Future trilogy.

But much like Aporia, the exploration of time travel does not always have to be a major, CGI-drive, blockbuster spectacle. Sometimes it’s the more intimate examinations of time and traveling through it that offer the most cinematic satisfaction. The kind of cinematic satisfaction that is offered by the likes of director Rian Johnson’s Looper, the dark mystery that is Donnie Darko, the twisted mystery of Predestination, or the complex, grounded adventure offered by 2004’s Primer. Certainly, time travel is a concept rich with storytelling potential.

Aporia is scheduled to have its world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on July 27 ahead of the movie's US theatrical release on August 11, 2023.