John Alan Simon’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth will receive a theatrical and digital release on June 27th! Written in 1976 as an attempt to process an earlier religious experience, Radio Free Albemuth was a deeply personal story to Philip K. Dick. But when his publisher wanted too many rewrites, he folded some of the story into VALIS instead. RFA was then published in 1985.
A record store clerk, Nick Brady, begins having visions
because he’s in a PKD story because an extraterrestrial source, VALIS, is trying to wake him up to reality. He follows his visions and works within the music industry to create songs that will help people overthrow a corrupt government. We know this is an alternate reality bcause the music industry appears to have some sort of power. The cast includes Perception’s Jonathan Scarfe as Nick, Boardwalk Empire’s Shea Whigham playing PKD himself, and Alanis Morissette as a mysterious woman named Sylvia. Presumably secrets are revealed, no one can be trusted, and we still don’t learn what the hell electric sheep dream about.