Movie will be shown at Downing Film Center
The History of Future Folk will have a special screening at the Downing Film Center at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, followed by a question and answer session with Anu Schwartz, co-producer and production designer of the film.
The History of Future Folk tells the hilarious (and possibly exaggerated) origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been charming NYC audiences with their live act for the better part of a decade.
When a comet threatens to destroy their planet, the citizens of Hondo enlist their most decorated soldier, General Trius (Nils d’Aulaire), to search for a new home planet – and wipe out the current inhabitants with a flesh-eating virus. After landing somewhere near Brooklyn, General Trius wanders into a megastore to unleash the terror … when he’s suddenly enchanted by a strange and mystical human invention known as “music.”
They don’t have music on Hondo, and since it’s the best thing he’s ever heard, General Trius immediately abandons his mission to eradicate the human race, assumes the name Bill, starts a family, and launches a one-alien bluegrass act in a tiny bar owned by Larry (Dee Snider). Years later, his peaceful life is disrupted when the Hondonians send a bumbling assassin named Kevin (Jay Klaitz) to get the mission on track.
Although subduing Kevin is no challenge for the great General Trius, the Hondonians have no intention of calling off their plan to eliminate mankind, so Bill and Kevin must join forces to save Hondo, and hopefully get bigger gigs for the universe’s first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk!
Regular ticket prices apply: gen. $8.50, seniors (62+) $7, students (16-21) $7, children (15 and under) $6, and members $6. Tickets can be purchased at the box office during box office hours or on the website at downingfilmcenter.com. Call 845-561-3686.