THE FUTURE IS NOW *Opening July 15th*

Rated: (PG)
Mon July 18 - Thu July 21 @ 7:00, 9:00
Fri July 22 @ 5:00, 8:55
Sat July 23 - Sun July 24 @ 12:40, 5:00, 8:55
Mon July 25 - Thu July 28 @ 5:00, 8:55
 

Calgary filmmaker Gary Burns—along with several special guests—will be present for a one-night-only Q&A session at the premiere of his latest feature-length film: The Future is Now (co-directed with Jim Brown).

The event will take place at 7pm on Friday, July 15, at the Uptown Stage & Screen (and the film will be playing nightly thoroughout the following week).

We truly hope you'll be able to make it out!

In this entertaining film 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.

Traveling 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?