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The History of Future Folk (2012)

Not Rated | | 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.


John Mitchell (as J. Anderson Mitchell), Jeremy Kipp Walker


John Mitchell (as J. Anderson Mitchell)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nils d'Aulaire ... Bill Hunt / General Trius
Jay Klaitz ... Kevin
Julie Ann Emery ... Holly
April Hernandez Castillo ... Carmen (as April L. Hernandez)
Onata Aprile ... Wren
Dee Snider ... Larry
Nathan Hinton ... Mark
Robbie Smith Robbie Smith ... Bounty Hunter
Paul Juhn ... Cop #1
Anthony J. Ribustello ... Cop #2
Ariel Estrada ... Cop #3
Mario D'Leon ... Large Prisoner
Robinson Aponte Robinson Aponte ... Random Prisoner
Nancy Ticotin ... Tango Teacher
Eddy Privitzer Eddy Privitzer ... Tom (as Eddie Privitzer)


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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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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21 December 2013 | by wendell-murraySee all my reviews

This movie shows what can be done with what is likely a bare-bones budget.

Humorous, intelligent, metaphorical, this movie addresses, as all movies should, aspects of the human condition. The movie itself is well done and clearly done with very meager resources, but it touches on important parts of what makes humankind human, in particular humankind's ability to make music. Good sound track that may feature the actors themselves - I have not checked.

Instead of the unbelievable sums of money spent on what is utter dross, a characteristic of all major movie studios/distributors in the USA, those same studios might fund or partially fund, in addition to distributing, gems such as this movie that are quirky, yet very well- done. This movie is not only entertaining, but it remarkably provokes, as all good art should, thinking in the viewer's mind about what it means to be a human being on the planet that humans call Earth.

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31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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$5,775, 2 June 2013

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