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The Future Is Now!

The Future Is Now!

Jun. 24, 2011Canada91 Min.TV-G
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Synopsis

A journalist (Liane Balaban) meets “Man of Today” (Paul Ahmarani) who, while a responsible citizen, is disengaged from greater society. He believes once he’s dead nothing more matters. As an experiment to see if she can turn his pessimistic view around, the journalist sends him on a journey of enlightenment to prove that the future does matter. Travelling the globe, he finds himself in surprising encounters with great minds in the arts and sciences. Starting with an unexpected poetry reading and conversation with experimental poet Christian Bök, Man of Today engages with architect Shigeru Ban, activist Francis Dupuis-Déri, philosopher Alain de Botton, artist Marlene Dumas, novelist Rivka Galchen, leading scientists and a ghost. Will the journalist succeed in turning a cynic into an optimist? Will it matter? What can one person do?

Original title The Future Is Now!
IMDb Rating 5.7 29 votes

Director

Jim Brown
Director

Cast

Paul Ahmarani isMan Of Today
Man Of Today
Liane Balaban isWoman Of Tomorrow
Woman Of Tomorrow
Alain de Botton isThe Philosopher
The Philosopher
Shigeru Ban isThe Architect
The Architect
Marlene Dumas isThe Artist
The Artist
Rivka Galchen isThe Author
The Author
Richard Dawkins isThe Scientist
The Scientist
J. Craig Venter isThe Scientist
The Scientist

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