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The History of Future Folk (2012)

 -  Comedy | Music | Sci-Fi  -  31 May 2013 (USA)
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The possibly exaggerated origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been playing for NYC audiences for the better part of a decade.

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Two aliens from the planet Hondo have come take over our planet. But when they discover an amazing human invention called "music", they immediately abandon their mission, head to a tiny Brooklyn bar, and start the universe's first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk! Written by Production

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$5,775 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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$15,943 (USA) (26 July 2013)
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Nils d'Aulaire and Jay Klaitz are both part of a semi-well known folk duo, Future Folk, in real life. See more »

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If this doesn't warm your heart I'm sorry. You ain't got one.
15 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having trudged my way, miserably, through much box office fare of late this little gem took on the status of a diamond in the dung heap.

It's pretty much the definition of "short and sweet". Others have described the wacky story so I won't bother. In theory it shouldn't work but somehow it does. I think maybe it's the immaculate deadpan of the lead actor that carries it; or maybe the catchy songs; or the way its low budget is always taken seriously - silly costumes notwithstanding; or the two genuinely touching love stories. Or... well, I could go on.

Find this movie, however you can, and give it a chance. It's adorable. If only it had been given the release it deserved I guarantee it would have been the talk of the town. Sadly the movie business doesn't roll that way.

One thing I absolutely guarantee: we'll be hearing more of the people involved before very long. As "calling cards" go it doesn't get much better than this.


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