World of Tomorrow Episode Two presented by Don Hertzfeldt
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The highly anticipated follow-up to Don Hertzfeldt’s WORLD OF TOMORROW (2015) finds Emily Prime swept inside the brain of an incomplete back-up clone of her future self, who’s on a mission to reboot her broken mind. Continuing the tradition of the first film, WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO was written entirely around candid audio recordings of Hertzfeldt’s five year old niece.
This special event will feature:
WORLD OF TOMORROW (2015)
WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS (2017)
Director Don Hertzfeldt is a two-time Academy Award nominee whose animated films include IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY (2012), WORLD OF TOMORROW (2015), and REJECTED (2000). His work has played around the world, receiving over 250 awards, and made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons in 2014. Seven of his films have screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is the only filmmaker to have won the overall Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice.
Indiewire called World of Tomorrow “one of the best films of 2015,” while The Dissolve named it “one of the finest achievements in sci-fi in recent memory.” The A.V. Club described the film as “visionary” and “possibly the best film of 2015.” Rolling Stone ranked WORLD OF TOMORROW as #10 on its list of the “Greatest Animated Movies Ever.”
Event Run-Time: 85 min including extended discussion with Don Hertzfeldt for 6:30 & 8:15 shows; 55 min including extended intro by Hertzfeldt at 9:55 show.
Q&A following 6:30 show moderated by Gabe Levinson. Q&A following 8:15 show and intro at 9:55 show moderated by film critic Simon Abrams.
- Rating NR
- Director Don Hertzfeldt
IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.