Dir. Ela Thier (USA, 2016, 95 min.)
Shaina is a historian who lives 600 years in the future. Humans have cleaned up the planet. War, poverty, pollution, greed, exploitation, depression, and loneliness are things that she’s only read about in history books. She has never, in the flesh, seen humans hurt other humans- until now. While in the company of a group of physicists who experiment with time travel, Shaina is accidentally left stranded in the year 2015. Here she becomes involved with a group of friends who are as lovable as they are flawed. As the harsh realities of their lives unfold, she learns what no history book could have taught her. While most futuristic films depict a dystopia that is even colder and more mechanical than our own, this film takes a bold departure from the sci-fi genre by exploring the possibility of a future in which caring and compassion govern our societies.
"Thier's sensibility offers such a welcome break... inviting audiences to see our modern-day world through fresh eyes." - Variety
Screening followed by Q&A with Ela Thier