Friday, August 16, 2013

The History of Future Folk

Kyle and I went to The History of Future Folk this week at the Trylon, presented by Sound Unseen.  It was exceptionally good.  Even better than Daimaijin, which was a decent Japanese monster movie we saw there not so long ago.  Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 96% critic rating and an 86% view rating which is much better than the 6/10 from IMDB which in my opinion is just incorrect.

It's funny, but played as a straight piece of science fiction with some excellent humor as a foil to what is at times a creepy but nice story about a stalker alien in love with a Hispanic cop, a touching family movie, and a musical with enjoyable guitar/banjo duets and bucket-head outfits that look like Maximillian from Disney's Black Hole.

Definitely one of the reasons I prefer going to the Trylon rather than to my local theater. If I look back at Signpainters, Daimaijin, the Japanese horror series, Plankton, Beyond the Black Rainbow, The Last Circus, Onibaba, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan....all from Trylon.

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