The Future Is Now!

2011

The Future Is Now!

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A vivacious reporter (Liane Balaban) strives to reconnect a bewildered Man of Today (Paul Ahmarani) with contemporary society by speaking with a multitude of artists, scientists, and philosophers including Rivka Galchen, Alain de Botton, and Marlene Dumas.

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Cast

Paul Ahmarani
as The Man of Today
Liane Balaban
as The Woman of Tomorrow/Saleswoman
Shigeru Ban
as Architect
Alain de Botton
as Philosopher
Richard Dawkins
as Scientist
Craig Venter
as Scientist
Jean-Paul Sartre
as Existentialist
Marty Antonini
as Street Interview
Dan Beirne
as Street Interview
Pammi Brar
as Street Interview
Graham Cuthbertson
as Street Interview
Kyle Gatehouse
as Street Interview
Matt Holland
as Street Interview
Lois Holley
as Street Interview
Esther Huang
as Street Interview
Fanny La Croix
as Street Interview
Faith Louissaint
as Street Interview
Faith Louissant
as Street Interview
Daniel Rindress Kay
as Street Interview
Jenna Wright
as Street Interview
Oliver L'Ecuyer
as Cameraman
Oliver L'?cuyer
as Cameraman
Mireille Tawfik
as Documentary Filmmaker
Karl Fodor
as Bar Patron
Spiro Malandrakis
as Grad Student Activist
Vanessa Matsui
as Grad Student Activist
Gabriel Vinuela
as Jazz Club Musician
Alex Lefaivre
as Jazz Club Musician
Mark Nelson
as Jazz Club Musician
Jerome Trecu
as Helicopter Pilot
Elysa Chan
as Receptionist
Peter Balkwill
as Puppeteer
Peter Batakliev
as Sartre's Valet
John Treleaven
as Older Gentleman
Patrick Costello
as Woman of Tomorrow's Assistant
Kelie Jensen
as Woman Traveler
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Critic Reviews for The Future Is Now!

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

  • The viewer's attention is torn between the breezy philosophical chat and a sense of awe at the filmmakers' travel budget.

    Jun 24, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • ... here's a film that can't help to provoke further discussion, with family, friends (and, hopefully, like-minded strangers) but might also lead to some solitary self-searching, or is that what we are afraid of most?

    Jun 29, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [Turns] a talking-heads documentary into a more accessible entertainment.

    Jun 24, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

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